Previous coverage: Hospice harp
James Young, the hospice patient featured in Sunday’s Pasco Times, died Tuesday after his two-year battle with cancer. He was 72. Rabbi Aaron Lever of Gulfside Regional Hospice visited Young on July 17 to play a Reverie Harp for him and his family. He made several such visits during Young’s time in hospice. That day, after hearing Lever play, Young played his own ukulele, which he hadn’t touched in seven years. Lever visited Young again on Monday, the day before his death. Young had told Lever he wanted to hear the harp in his final moments, so Young’s daughter used her cell phone to record the soothing music. Lever said Young’s family played the recorded harp for him as he died.
Read the previous story: Harp strings stir memories for a dying Pasco man and his ukelele