Phillip Quackenbush has died from cardiac disease. He passed away on Sunday, October 26, at his home in Seattle. He was 78, and had several health problems but was independent, writing music and making puns until the very end.
A memorial gathering will take place on November 15 at 2PM at Subud House/Spring Street Center, 1101 15th in Settle at the corner of 15th & Spring, celebrating the many aspects of his life. Free thinker, musician, composer, father, brother, friend, he was a Subud member for over 50 years. He was excited up to the last about the next song he was writing, eager to put his gifts out in the world.
Philip Quackenbush, described as Subud Greater Seattle’s own resident multi-instrumentalist, played harp at the September 2014, Poems for Peace event and read a poem that punned on the word Fins. (9. 4:47). It may have been his last public performance.