Joseph Weiss, Keeper of the Flame for Jule Styne & Frank Loesser, Dies at 71

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By: Dec. 18, 2023
Joseph Weiss, Keeper of the Flame for Jule Styne & Frank Loesser, Dies at 71
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Joseph Weiss, Jr. died in New York City on December 10, 2023. Born in Troy NY on July 27th 1952, he lived in Pittstown NY for most of his young life. Growing up, his wish was to someday live in New York City and find a career involving his love of music. For most of his adult life those wishes came true!

Joseph will be remembered not only for his kindness to others and his amazing memory, but for his love of music of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s. He graduated from Tamarac High School, Troy NY in 1970 and moved to Manhattan in 1973, satisfying part of his dream. He began his career working with MPL Communications Music Licensing and subsequently worked independently representing the Jule Styne and Frank Loesser estates for many years. He loved his career, and even after Jo Sullivan Loesser's death he continued working with Jo's daughters, Emily and Susan who were very close to his heart.

Joseph is survived by five siblings: Edward (Nina) Weiss (of Tampa FL);  Robert Weiss (of Watervliet NY); Nancy Newton (Gardiner ME), Barbara Richard (Lancaster OH); and Ann Weiss (Watervliet NY). Additionally he is survived by his aunt Michele Weiss (widow of James Weiss) and his uncle Edward of Troy NY area, as well as several nieces and nephews and Joseph's friends, too numerous to mention. Joseph was predeceased by his father, Joseph Matthew Weiss, Sr. (1975) and mother, Betty Salladin Weiss Herrington (2015).

Joseph's body has been donated to SUNY Downstate for research. If you wish to make a donation in his memory, the family suggests that donations to either Parkinson's Disease or SUNY research would be greatly appreciated.

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