MacEachron, Lendrum "Len" Died August 30th, 2010, aged 91. Preceded in death by his wife, Suanna "Su", and daughter, Judy. Survived by daughter, Mary O'Driscoll; son-in-law, Sean O'Driscoll and son by choice, Steve Rosenberg. Born in Tsechow, China, Len grew up in Oberlin, Ohio, graduated from Oberlin College and served in the Air Force in WWII. After 25 years as a patent, trademark and copyright attorney, Len's passion for folk music led him to found Here, Inc. in 1968, producing mountain and hammer dulcimers, folk harps, fretless banjos and enthusiastically encouraging building your own instruments from kits. Len and his wife, Su, toured all the major folk festivals of the 60s and 70s, promoting instrument making and the power of music embodied in their slogan "Music Can Save the World". Their home was a veritable B & B for any and all musicians visiting the Twin Cities and they hosted numerous famous music parties. Len was active in many peace, justice and environmental organizations and an avid square and contra dancer well into his 80s. A Life Celebration for Len will be held Tuesday, September 7th, at the University Club of St. Paul, 420 Summit Ave., from 7 to 9:30 PM.
Published on September 5, 2010
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