A contribution that outlives him

To the Editor:

At the recent memorial service for John Ebbs who passed away on March 16, we ran out of time before I had the opportunity to talk about the tremendous gift John gave us by taking the lead in creating the Island Community Chorus that we have loved for the past 15 years.

The music director, Peter Boak, had started what has evolved into a group of some 120 dedicated singers. John, with help from the late Harry Pettersen, created a structure that allows Peter to concentrate on the music, while others handle all the associated activities. The Island will miss him.

Glenn Carpenter

Edgartown