We are sad to report that Al Stiefel, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, has passed away. The following was posted on the Web site audiofest.net.
We at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest mourn the sudden loss of co-founder Al Stiefel. A dynamic presence in the industry, Al passed away on January 27, 2009.
In honor of Al's passion for music and audio technology, the 2009 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest will go on as scheduled under the direction of Al's wife, Marjorie Baumert, with guidance from an advisory board, the Colorado Audio Society, and friends. To ensure the stability of this popular and growing event, the hotel, shipper and staff remain the same as in past years.
We understand that Al and Marjorie have touched many lives, but request that expressions of sympathy exclude telephone calls. Office operations will resume in mid-February.
For those many friends in the Colorado area, a memorial open house will be held at the family home from 2-4pm on Saturday, January 31st. There will be no service, but rather this gathering will be a celebration of Al's life.
Memorial gifts in honor of Al Stiefel may be made to:
Swallow Hill Music Association
71 East Yale Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
Center for Hearing & Speech & Language
4280 Hale Parkway
Denver, CO 80220