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In Memoriam: John Patterson

It is with deep sadness that Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the March 28 passing of John Patterson following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 46.

Patterson joined Yamaha in 1997 and as R&D manager focused on the commercial and professional audio markets. He worked with recording engineers as well as live sound engineers, producers, contractors, and sound companies to further Yamaha’s digital product development, technical performance and market acceptance.

“John was an important asset and friend to all of us at Yamaha and he will be greatly missed,” states Larry Italia, vice president/general manager of Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems. “He fought his battle with dignity and maintained a strong, positive attitude.”

Per Patterson’s wishes, a special event will be held in his honor in the near future. He is survived by two sisters, Janice and JoAnn, and three sons—Ian, Corey, and Jordan.

For more information, write to Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622 or visit