Celebrating the Life of Bruce Keslar
For Immediate Release May 22, 2008
Dear NAME Members, Sponsors, friends and family,
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce Keslar, founder and National Director of NAME this past Saturday May 17th 2008. Bruce suffered a massive heart attack and passed on at Montgomery County Hospital.
Bruce dedicated his mind, body, soul and his life to the entertainment industry. Bruce was the founder and driving force behind both the original ADJA and more recently of NAME, as well as the recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award from Mobile Beat Magazine for his dedication and tireless work within the DJ and Entertainment Industry. Additionally, Bruce loved working as an entertainer and performed at over 2000 weddings during his 30 year entertainment career. On a daily basis Bruce continually sought to grow and enhance the DJ entertainment industry through strategic networking agreements, education, and reputable top quality entertainer benefits.
His vision and legacy lives on today thru NAME (National Association of Mobile Entertainers), which is quite possibly one of his proudest business accomplishments. NAME’s ongoing growth, existing strength and responsive corporate staff are a testament to Bruce’s vision and fortitude. The Association has been in the Keslar family for 17 years and will very proudly remain in the Keslar family. Carol his wife, whom many of you have most likely met at numerous conventions, will assume a more active corporate role as President. She will continue to be involved with Bruce’s best intention and will continue in making Bruce’s lifetime achievements grow even stronger.
Beth Price, who has been with NAME for over 7 years, will lead on a daily basis in the role of Managing National Director. Since NAME is still the only association with a full time staff, all operations, benefits and programs will remain intact and active, as Bruce would have wanted it. There will be no interruption in coverage’s, renewals or new company, affiliate or corporate member enrollment. A more detailed corporate press release outlining our staff and modified responsibilities will appear on our web site within the next few days and an overview/tribute of Bruce’s life will appear in our next magazine issue.
For questions or concerns feel free to contact our national office, however, we respectfully request that items not of immediate concern wait until we finish celebrating his life.
Bruce left behind a loving wife, Carol, 4 children and 7 granddaughters. We will all be celebrating the life of Bruce Keslar on Tuesday, May 27th, 10am to 12pm at the John R. Freed Funeral Home located on
124 N. Easton Rd. in Glenside , PA 19038 .
Immediately following the viewing we will proceed to for the burial at The Hillside Cemetery on the corner of Susquehanna and Easton Rd. in Roslyn , PA
If you are planning on attending the viewing or burial please contact NAME headquarters at 800.434.8274 or email NAME@nameentertainers.com
In respect for the Keslar family any gifts or cards can be sent to:
349 N. York Rd. Suite 220
Willow Grove , PA 19090
The Autism Society of America will also be accepting donations in the name of Bruce Keslar on behalf of his granddaughter whom he deeply loved.
NAME Headquarters will be closed Tuesday May 27th in remembrance of Bruce.
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