The Duquesne University Tamburitzans regret to inform our alumni, friends and Tamburitzan community that Marie Culjak McGuckin has recently passed away. Marie applied for a Tamburitzans scholarship in 1948 when the ensemble was under then Managing Director, Matt Gouze. After a 4-day trial ‘membership’ at training camp in August of 1949, Marie was officially accepted into the Tamburitzans ensemble. During the years 1949-1953, she served the ensemble as a dancer, vocalist and instrumentalist. Marie highly valued her education from Duquesne University; she never forgot that it was because of her Tamburitzan scholarship she was able to achieve this goal. Tamburitzans students will be forever thankful for the Endowed Scholarship she so generously created. To date, her scholarship has helped Tamburitzans students with funds in excess of $30,000. We thank you, Marie and future Duquesne University Tamburitzan students thank you for your generosity. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Kerry Funeral Home in Palos Heights, IL.
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