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Jun. 5, 2010 at 9:43pm

Goodbye to John Farrell

Memorial at Mineral

Memorial Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm
Mineral, 301 Puyallup Ave. Tacoma 98402

John K. Farrell

John was an enlightened traveler who blessed the earth with his presence from 1953 to 2010. His soft-spoken gentleness, compassionate sincerity and quirky sense of humor inspired the love and admiration of all. John was a talented artist, a musician, and a true poet. His inspired vision of the world, love of life, and creativity burst forth irrepressibly from all of his work - whether it was an exquisite glass goblet, a chaotically masterful painting, a mysterious poem, a pot of veggie soup, or a doodle on a napkin. John attended high school in Westwood, MA., and studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Pilchuck Glass School. He was an accomplished glassblower, and worked in the studios of Dale Chihuly and Sonja Blomdahl, among others. His own work was displayed in galleries in New York, Santa Fe and Washington, DC. John's original music, with electronica band Bagger 288 and muscian, John Fisher, was broadcast on Seattle radio station KEXP, accompanied silent film in the movie theater, and was played in many live concerts, public and private.The son of James and Betty Farrell, brother of Lee and David, and owner of Casper the Cat, John has many loving friends around the country. John, we are grateful for the time you gave us and wish you happy travels throughout the great mystery. A memorial will be held Sun, June 6, 2-6, at the studio of Lisa Kinoshita, 301 Puyallup Ave., Ste. A, Tacoma 98402.

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