The Deats Family
The Deats' home in Nyack, NY
Jan and Richard have
been married since 1956. They have four grown children, sixteen
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A graduate of Southern
Methodist University School of Music, Jan is a classical pianist and
music teacher at the Elizabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ, the
Rockland Conservatory of Music in Spring Valley, NY and Manhattan
School of Music. She is also on the board and faculty of Summer
With cellist Alvin McCall, Jan is part of the McCall-Deats Duo. They
have performed all over the United States, in Europe and in Russia.
The McCall Deats Duo has been performing since 1985 when they
started a chamber music series at the Rockland Conservatory of
Music. This series has continued each year since then. The Duo has
also performed in New York at Steinway Hall and at Carnegie Hall's
Weil Recital Hall. They have performed all over the United States as
well as in Germany, France and Russia. They played concerts for
peace sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation in California
and Oregon and at the Triennial Council of the International
Fellowship of Reconciliation in Cassagnes-Begonhes, France. Alvin
McCall is a cellist with the St. Louis Orchestra.
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born in Boston and grew up in the Philippines. After 12 years as
manager of the FOR Bookstore, in 2001 Mark began working for a
law firm as a paralegal staff person.He continues his music with
the Del Vikings and JAM,
with whom he plays electric bass and sings.
In the spring of 2001 he married Rosie Leonetti, a special ed
teacher in Rockland County and they live in Nanuet, New York.
They were married in Venice in a story-book wedding at a
Waldensian Church next to a Venetian canal.
Steve was born in the Philippines
where he grew up. He is a music teacher
and drummer. He is married to the former Rose William and they
have three children: Lin, Christina and Jimmy.
The family performs as the Haitian dance troupe, Ti Ayiti and Steve
is a member of Macandal, Haitian cultural troupe. Rose is a medical
technician and Steve is a teacher and works in hospitals as a drum
therapist for children.
her husband, Jonathan Hill, live in Jerusalem in an
ultra-Orthodox area of the city. They are Israeli citizens and
have lived in Israel since 1990.
Jon is a musician and studies Torah. They have thirteen
children: Raphael, Danya, Tova, Nechoma, Moishe, Yosef, Aaron,
Rivka, David, Zipporah, Jacob, Esther and Traney. As of November
2005, Lisa is the grandmother of two kids.
Katherine was born in the
Philippines and grew up in New York. She graduated from Lehman
College and has a Master's degree from Springfield College in
Katherine now lives with her partner, Kristin, in New York
City. Katherine works an occupational therapist in a public
school and Kristin is a psychotherapist.
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