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FELIX VISCUGLIA Felix Viscuglia, 82, of Goodsprings, passed away Friday, April 10, 2009. He was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and moved to Southern Nevada in 1978. A world-renowned clarinetist, Felix was a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops from 1966 to 1978, the Utah Symphony from 1984 to 1987, and was a founding member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He was a featured solo performer at both Carnegie Hall in New York and Symphony Hall in Boston. In addition to performing, he was a beloved teacher at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston University, the Tanglewood Institute, Phillips Exeter Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Utah, and University of Nevada Las Vegas. He was also a founding member of the award-winning Sierra Wind Quintet and a member of the Marine Band during World War II. Felix inspired countless students and colleagues, not only with his talent, but also with his ability to share his knowledge of how to handle the juxtaposition of art and business in the music world. He was a great role model to many and always managed to find the humor in every situation. All those whose lives he touched will feel the magnitude of this loss. Felix is survived by his wife, Jenny; daughters, Lisa of Las Vegas, and Donna of Cambridge, Mass.; and grandson, Jack Rasmussen of Las Vegas. Services will be 3-5 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.
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