At the Organ, First Congregational Church, 1960
Robert Prichard
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 4, 1927
  • Place of birth:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 31, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Pasadena, California, United States
"Next to the Word of God, Music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of Song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music." Martin Luther

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Robert Prichard, 84, born on June 4, 1927 and passed away on December 31, 2011. We will remember him forever.

We hope that you will share your memories with us. Anything! We would love to hear about the people our father touched, the music, food and laughs he shared and all about what made him "tick". So, no matter how short or long, please take the time here to tell us about your experience. Thank you so much.

Bob's family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Paul Ohannesian on 4th June 2016

"Though I am not a professional organist, my wife is.  In May she travelled out of town on a weekend with a choir she belongs to, and I was privileged to sub for her for portions of the services.  As I drove to church, I was thinking of Bob and how he would be with me in spirit as I played.  It went well, and I felt encouraged and supported by his memory.  He was truly one of the best teachers and friends I have had in my entire life.  Bob, you are missed."

This tribute was added by David prichard on 21st August 2015

"Thank you Dad - For teaching me how to teach and how to learn and for the melodies that always flow through my heart.  david"

This tribute was added by elizabeth hezlep on 1st January 2013

"Bob, I can't believe it has been a whole year since you left us. Your warmth, kindness and good humor I will treasure forever. I had the  privilege  of working with  Bob at Pasadena Presbyterian Church as a volunteer  for  several years which proved to be the highlights of my life.  I count myself as among those  whose lives he touched so deeply and will never forget him."

This tribute was added by Paul Ohannesian on 31st December 2012

"I was privileged to study with Bob for two years in the early 1960's.  I remember his dry sense of humour fondly.  I remember this:  He took me and another student out to lunch.  During the meal I noticed the background music and commented, "There's an organ."  Without skipping a beat, Bob replied, "No, it's an electronic tone simulator!"  Bob was a PIPE organist, through and through!"

This tribute was added by Manuel Rosales on 31st December 2012

"Through Robert Prichard's teaching and his performing he touched the hearts and souls of countless individuals including me.  I worked with him with selling and installing numerous Schlicker Organs during a time of church growth in Southern California.  When they were finished he often would perform a recital that would demonstrate the organ through his consummate talent at the instrument."

This tribute was added by John R. on 3rd October 2012

"I took private piano lessons from Bob at Long Beach City College.  I don't think that he knew it at the time, but he influenced the direction that I took in music.  It was a privilege to learn theory and piano from him.  His music and influence lives on through all of his students and the people he directed in choirs.  What a great life he lived.  He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Barbara Hezlep Hagen on 5th June 2012

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Bob, happy birthday to you! I loved being with you because you were so loving, kind, and I loved your laugh! I also loved singing in the choir at church when you were directing it and I loved listening to you as you played the organ. I only wish I had more time with you and Bonnie as you two were very close to my heart!"

This tribute was added by elizabeth hezlep on 4th June 2012

"Happy birthday, Bob. We very much miss you but rejoice that you are reunited with Bonnie, the love of your life."

This tribute was added by Doug Hezlep on 4th June 2012

"Happy Birthday, Bob!"

This tribute was added by Mary Lundin on 4th June 2012

"Happy Birthday Dad! I miss you terribly. I hope you are dancing with mom before the angels."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Arnold on 4th June 2012

"Wishing you a happy birthday, Bob.  I bet you're dancing with angels.  All these years and I never knew your birthday was the day after mine. (insert hug here)"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Arnold on 28th May 2012

"I did not know of his passing yet he & wife Bonnie left such an imprint on my life.  I am a neighbor (1250 S. Euclid) and we often spoke over the fence. I remember the Dalmatian and the children playing in the backyard.  I will always remember.  To the family, if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.  This place is emptier without him...much love, Carolyn"

This tribute was added by elizabeth hezlep on 1st March 2012

"Bob came along at a low point in my life and turned it around with his warmth and good humor and by drawing me into the life and activities of the church and out of myself. For this I will be forever grateful. You are sorely missed, Bob."

This tribute was added by Doug Hezlep on 24th February 2012

"I was a student of his at PPC during the mid 70's. Bob did a terrific job in the absence of the sanctuary organ from 1971 to 1979 and a barely playable chapel instrument. Bob was always optimistic about the possibilities for the future, both at PPC and elsewhere."

This tribute was added by Leonora Ponzo on 13th February 2012

"I will Never for get You Bob, You were always so kind and warm to me. You excepted me in your home many times.
I will never forget the time we were in Carpenteria with your sister and I had the pleasure of cooking my spaghetti dinner for and you Bonnie and your whole family, that is a vacation I will never forget.  
I will never forget you ever.  Lee Ponzo"

This tribute was added by David prichard on 13th February 2012

"Welcome!  We hope you will be able to join us for Memorial    Celebration in Music at Pasadena Presbyterian Church                  (626) 793-2191
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 PM."


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Judith Day

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