Pete Seeger’s Family Attends Memorial Service

By: Alexandria Sardam - February 4, 2014

Legendary folk singer, Pete Seeger’s legacy lives on. The musician passed on Jan. 27, leaving behind family, friends and fans alike.

While no services had been planned, Libby Funeral Home in Beacon held a reception on Sunday. According to reports, the entire funeral home was packed around noon with over 1,000 people who had stopped by to pay their respects and honor the incredible man just one last time.

Throughout the funeral home were rooms filled with memorabilia and quilts. The 94-year-old’s ashes were left alongside photos. The service was organized by his family.

A roomful of mourners began to sing “Where Have All The Flowers Gone,” remembering one of Seeger’s earliest ballads.

Seeger and his wife Toshi (who passed away in July) both founded the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the Great Hudson River Revival, an annual music and environmental festival at Croton Point Park.

Fellow-musician, Dave Matthews sings “Rye Whiskey” at Seeger’s 90th birthday.

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Alexandria SardamAlexandria is a recent Kentucky journalism grad with a passion for all things music. When she's not covering a festival, she's out scouring record store shelves for the latest vinyl find. She also likes nail polish and dogs. Follow Alex's tweets @deadheadal or shoot her an e-mail She welcomes all comments!

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