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In Memory of

Art Drolette


Arthur Ovide Drolette, who would have celebrated his 90th birthday on August 2, 2015, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Art is a decorated WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Navy and spent over 30 years at RJ Reynolds. He is a founding member of the Fresno Dixieland Jazz Society and helped raise scholarship funds for young musicians.


Mr. Drolette is survived by his three children, Linda Pipkin, Carol Kilburn and John Drolette; eight grandchildren; and fourteen great grand-children.


A Celebration of Life was held at

College Community Congregational Church, July 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.


Family requests that remembrances be sent to:


Fresno Dixieland Jazz Society 

P. O. Box 16399, Fresno, CA 93755


A 90th Birthday Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, August 6th, 5-8pm

at Sequoia Brewing Company

1188 E. Champlain Drive,

Champlain & Perrin

Fresno, CA 93720 559.434.2739

Music by Dick Douty's Jazz Band


Wear your crazy hat or borrow one from Art's Collection


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