Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by Cassandra Grissom - Decatur, GA   February 06, 2018

Cassandra O. Grissom

Posted by Cassandra Grissom - Decatur, GA   February 06, 2018

Cassandra O. Grissom

Posted by Cassanda Grissom - Decatur, GA   February 06, 2018

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May our Heavenly Father provide strength and comfort to your family during this time of grief. "For he is near to those broken at heart ". Ps 34:17,18.

Posted by A friend   December 27, 2017

I feel a deep sense of loss John,was a musical guiding light and A kind and funny man. I will miss his music and his wit Rest In Peace Maestro and thank you for all the music..

Posted by Tom Bagshaw    December 05, 2017

Lisa - I just found out on the radio. I am so sorry; was there any funeral or memorial? John and I went to different high schools together; we met just after. We've been friends since working together at Stop and Shop in Greenwich. Anything I can do? Please take care.
Rich Hoffman

Posted by Rich Hoffman - Norwalk, CT   October 10, 2017

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by M C - Bear, DE   September 25, 2017

Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of John Abercrombie.May God grant you strength, as you reflect on His promise to do away with sickness and death forever. (Isaiah 33;24 & 25:8). We all are looking forward to a time when death will be SWALLOWED up forever. He was such a talented musician.We loved his Jazz

Posted by Rossy,Gina & Luciana - Ho Chi Minh City   September 11, 2017

My condolences for your loss
John was a friend since we were 14 years old. He was in a band with my brother Gil, typical teenage rock and roll band, but his talent was evident then.
His talent aside my greatest memories are of his quick wit, humor and kindness. I remember having
Dinners at his house, with his parents, whom I adored, especially the ice cream in half a cantaloupe his mom used to give us.
We would see each other over the years, but with me being in California, not enough
As memories are the legacy of our lives his are singular ones filled with light and humor
Dean Raynor

Posted by Dean Raynor - Yucca Valley, CA   September 10, 2017

John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Louis Stewart, Jim Hall and so many more - all an unspeakable loss to the jazz world, and jazz guitar in particular.

Posted by w c - Newton, MA   September 07, 2017

To the families and friends of John Abercrombie. I do not know the families personally but we all lose love ones in death. I just want to send my deepest condolences to the families. I enjoy jazz music. I know John will be missed by many but you will gain comfort by replying on God. Please allow God to strengthen you in your grief.

Posted by Deborah Ellis - Harrisburg, PA   September 06, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. May you have Kindness and Peace from God our Father and the lord Jesus Christ. 2cor; 1:2

Posted by A friend   September 05, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the Abercrombie family for the loss of John. May God's Word strengthen you during this difficult time. (Isa. 41:10,13)

Posted by T C - GA   September 04, 2017

My deepest condolences go to you and your family at this time, please know that the " God of comfort " will help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Robin    September 02, 2017

We express our sympathies to the McFarlane family, many, many friends, colleagues and fans. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. May Almighty God, along with your precious memories of your loved one continue comforting each of you. My sincere condolences are to the all. Psalms 94:19

Posted by Patty - DC   September 02, 2017

I got musically aquainted with Abercrombie in my teenage cellar-room with one of my best friends. As part of a larger local group of youngsters, we were heavily into Jimi Hendrix in the late 80's and in our search to expand our musical horizons of experimental jazz-rock-blues, and the electric guitar in particular, we filtered through the massive record collections of the city library, brought back the loot and gave them a listen in our teenage-caves. Abercrombie - and in particular his early work and Gateway - was among the gems we found during these listens. It was wild music, different, intense yet emotionally very nuanced. It sent me on mind-trips, I have never heard anything like it and I was in awe of the musicianship of how it was delivered. Outstanding.

Abercrombies music helped me bridge the genre-gaps that so often traps young people and I learned to listen to new stuff without prejudice or preconceived genre-ideas. A very rewarding lesson. Thank you Abercrombie, and thank you city library!

Posted by Lasse Enevoldsen - Aarhus   September 01, 2017

Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. John loved music so much, so may you find pleasure and fond memories in listening to his recordings. Remember also the many fond memories through his life, May the God of all Comfort - comfort you in all this sadness.

Posted by Leeann Jaramillo - Denver, CO   August 31, 2017


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   August 30, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   August 30, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by S.A. Henry - LA   August 29, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family

Posted by - AZ   August 29, 2017


Love you so much John. Feel so blessed for any comfort I could give when you were sick. Am so happy you're free even though my heart's broken you're gone. So grateful for the life you gave to Lisa.

Thanks for all the love and condolences from everyone that's posting here❤

Posted by Jill Abram - Nyc, NY   August 28, 2017

I know everyone that knew John misses him.

Posted by Harold "Skip" Lee - Marco Island, FL   August 28, 2017

I have known John since high school. He knew what he wanted to do with his life then. When others were into rock 'n roll John was playing jazz. He loved the music and wanted to make it his career. I'll miss you John, I'll miss our talks when we would bump into each other in PV. Rest easy.

Posted by Charles Kriskey - Putnam Valley, NY   August 28, 2017

Rest in peace John

Posted by A friend   August 28, 2017

May your family find peace and comfort in knowing all sickness, all pain and death will one day be no more.

Posted by A friend   August 28, 2017

I am sorry for your loss . May you find strength through prayers to God. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Posted by A friend   August 27, 2017

I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, provide your family with peace and the strength needed to endure your loss

Posted by A friend   August 26, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that the God of all comfort hears your cries and He will resume you with peace and comfort. (Psalms145:18,19)

Posted by L W - Atlanta, GA   August 26, 2017

Aw, I'm crushed. I discovered John when I was in Berklee in the 70s. Loved his music and playing. I even wrote lyrics to Hippityville and recorded it. He is a great artist, and my heart goes out to all family and friends. All the best. And John, you will continue to contribute to jazz and art. Cathy Segal-Garcia

Posted by Cathy Segal-Garcia - Los Angeles, CA   August 26, 2017


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   August 25, 2017

My condolences to your family during this time of grief.

Posted by J L - Houston, TX   August 25, 2017

Condolences to Johns friends and family. John composed and played some of my favorite music ever! May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Andris - Greensburg, IN   August 25, 2017

Umile, semplice, tranquillo, ma illuminante ed emozionante, ci hai deliziato con le tue note delicate e profonde, contorte e dolci.
Un grande grazie John, buon viaggio, Ernesto (Milano)

Posted by ernesto Spineda - Milano   August 25, 2017

thank you john RIP

Posted by gary d - carver, MA   August 25, 2017

Dear family and friends. My sincere condolences to all who loved his music. God gives us comfort and hope John 6 v 40. When someone you love becomes a memory it's becomes a treasure.

Posted by Martha - Phoenix   August 25, 2017

My deepest condolence for John Abercrombies family. As a musician, as a guitar Player, I want to say "thank you, John, for all your stories. You Input will be timeless...!"

May you have a good trip...!

Posted by Flint Gonsior - Ahlen // Germany   August 25, 2017

Sincere condolences.
My father, Bill Frenz, Sr, gave John guitar lessons in Greenwich during the early 60's and was extremely proud of John's success, as was Scottie, who I would see at Greenwich High School.
Billy Frenz, Greenwich , CT

Posted by A friend   August 25, 2017

John was, above all, a soulful man. His music is transcendent. My heart goes out to Lisa and to all of us who loved him.
Sherman Pheiffer

Posted by A friend   August 25, 2017

My deepest condolences to John Abercrombie family and family and friends comfort during this time of sorrow your love one will surely be missed he was a great Jazz musician he could really rock that guitar. Psalm 34:8

Posted by M Scott - MD   August 25, 2017

'Timeless", it is indeed timeless. I still listen to it to this day. A true masterpiece. It is at the top of my fusion/prog playlist. Wonderful musician. RIP.

Posted by A friend   August 24, 2017

Offering our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Ms Lisa. We are truly sorry for your loss. John was truly amazing and talented gentlemen. We will always remember his legacy of fine music. May God grant solace to the family during this most challenging time. With Love and prayers ~ Al~NY

Posted by A friend   August 24, 2017


Posted by celeste - PA   August 24, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   August 24, 2017