Ben Innamorati Obituary, Death Cause – With heavy hearts and profound sorrow, we share the sad news of the passing of a dear friend and long-time jazz club member, Ben Innamorati. His departure on Monday, April 9, 2023, leaves our jazz community bereft of a beloved companion and dedicated treasurer, a role he served with distinction during the 1980s for the Illawarra Jazz Club. Ben’s enduring commitment to the world of jazz was a testament to his love for the music and his unwavering dedication to the club. As the treasurer of the Illawarra Jazz Club, he played a vital role in its operations, contributing to its growth and success during his tenure. His financial acumen and passion for jazz left an indelible mark on the organization and endeared him to fellow members and enthusiasts alike.
Beyond his role within the jazz club, Ben was a cherished friend to many. His warm personality, genuine camaraderie, and passion for jazz made him a treasured presence at club gatherings, concerts, and events. His absence will be keenly felt by those who had the privilege of knowing him and sharing in his love for this uniquely expressive and soul-stirring genre of music. In these difficult times, our thoughts and condolences go out to Ben’s family and friends, who have lost a dear loved one. We share in your grief and hope that you find comfort in the cherished memories you have created together over the years.
As informed by his daughter, there will be no public funeral. Instead, a private gathering will provide an opportunity for those closest to Ben to come together, share stories, and pay tribute to a life well-lived and a passion for jazz that burned brightly. Ben Innamorati’s memory will forever resonate within the hearts of those whose lives he touched through his music, friendship, and dedication to the Illawarra Jazz Club. May he rest in eternal peace, and may the soothing melodies of jazz continue to play in his honor, keeping his spirit alive within the harmonious chords of the music he loved so dearly.