Friday, April 7, 2017

Oberon donates $500 to SOF's Shakespeare Identified Centennial Fund

Oberon Shakespeare Study Group donates $500 check to SOF Shakespeare Identified Centennial Fund

By Linda Theil

Oberon Shakespeare Study Group Chair Richard Joyrich, MD, sent a $500 check to the Shakespeare Oxford Society Shakespeare Identified Centennial Fund yesterday to honor the memory of Oberon members who have passed away. 

Oberons mourn the loss of our most recently deceased member, Reinaldo Perez, who died December 12, 2016. We continue to miss the friendship and insight of Oberon companions: R. Thomas Hunter (1942-2011), Ronald D. Halstead (1940-2014), and George Thomas Hunter (1923-2015).

In a letter to the SOF board of directors, Joyrich said:
All of these gentlemen were fine scholars and contributed greatly to our discussions at Oberon meetings as well as, in some cases, presenting papers at various authorship conferences. More information about each of them is available via the Oberon blog. . . . 
Although they held various viewpoints, they were all extremely interested in pursuing the authorship question and we at Oberon know that they would be pleased to help support the efforts of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship and related organizations in celebrating the centennial of the work of J. Thomas Looney.
Oberon members are especially pleased to support the SOF Shakespeare Identified Centennial Fund project of working with the J. Thomas Looney family to place a headstone on Looney's grave in Saltwell Cemetery, Gateshead, England. 

The SOF shared this video to thank donors:

UPDATE November 7, 2017

The J. Thomas Looney memorial was completed Nov. 1, 2017 by Joseph Richmond and Son Memorials of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

Memorial gravesite of J. Thomas Looney (1870-1944) at Saltwell Cemetery, Gateshead, England