Reed FromerReed Fromer, 55, died on July 1, from cancer.

An inspiring, enthusiastic and devoted teacher, musician, composer, activist, writer, humorist, husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle, nephew, friend, and mentor to many, Fromer chose to spend his final weeks playing games, sharing memories, music, and love with loving family and friends.

According to his obituary, Fromer is survived by his beloved wife, Dr. Gina Fromer, son Devin, daughter Valentina, stepsons, Damien (Monique), Darren (Hilary), Drew (d.), Avery (Krystal), Jimondre (Gigi), godson Brandon (Tarah), parents, Jacki and Dave, sister Rachel Usher (Lewis), and a huge circle of family, friends, students, and music fans.

Fromer attended UCSC and graduated from Dominican University of CA and later received his teaching credential from Touro University.

Fromer’s family is very grateful that while coping with cancer over the past 10 years, he continued to live a life filled with joy, music, creativity, fun, family, friends, and love.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 16th at the Mill Valley Community Center at 1pm.

Mill Valley legend Rita Abrams wrote, “dearest Reed, loving and remembering you with endless amazement at your incredible qualities and achievements.”

As another friend wrote after Fromer’s passing, “Reed’s love of music was inspiring and so vast and beautiful! I always enjoyed seeing him perform with his band and his musical direction and leading the choir at church. He loved music and was a master musician!!! He will be missed but our loss is heaven’s gain as now God has a new and fantastic uber soulful pianist and vocalist! How lucky for them!!!”

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