FELTER, Bruce Wayne

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Bruce Wayne Felter February 23, 1947 - December 20, 2007 Beloved husband of Cathy Christiansen Felter; and survived by loving son Robert Felter of San Francisco; father, Donald Felter of Montana; sister, Donna, and brother-in-law, Matthew Kekumu of HI; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Craig and Christy Christiansen of Oregon; nieces and nephews, Tawny Kekumu, Pumihana and Maligi Uta, Mahiai Kekumu, Grayson and Joy Christiansen, Erin and Evan Sutton; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Bruce was preceded in death by his mother Charlotte Felter; and his daughter Stephanie Felter. Bruce grew up in San Francisco attending Mission High School and San Francisco City College before beginning his 35-year career as an electrician with IBEW Local 6. He worked for numerous S.F. contractors including Minato Electric and Crown Electric. Bruce's love of music began when he was a child and continued throughout his life; playing and collecting drums. Recently he became known as one of the premier collectors and researchers of Rogers drums in the United States. His first love was jazz music but he played with numerous types of groups throughout the Bay Area for over 40 years. Lately he was accompanying vocal classes at the Jazzschool in Berkeley and playing with "My Trio," Peter Eden on piano, Dean Muench on bass, accompanying his wife Cathy on vocals. He loved life, cooking, fine wine and his animals. Bruce was quick with a joke, generous with his talents, and truly loved his friends and family. Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 27, 2007 and Celebration of Life Service 11:00 am, Fri., Dec. 28, 2007 at the Civic Center Chapel of Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries, 455-24th St., Richmond, CA 94804. Donations can be made to the Scott Morris Memorial Scholarship, c/o the Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704. Civic Center Chapel Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries (510) 232-4383


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