Pete Fountain's Funeral Mass set for Aug. 17 at cathedral

The Funeral Mass for New Orleans clarinetist Pete Fountain, who died Aug. 6 at the age of 86, will be celebrated Aug. 17 at noon at St. Louis Cathedral. Public visitation will begin at the cathedral at 9 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., "words of remembrance" will be offered, followed by the Mass at noon and a second-line. Burial will be private.

Here is Peter Finney Jr.'s column last year on Redemptorist Father Byron Miller, who served for many years as chaplain of Fountain's "Half-Fast Marching Club:

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