August 23, 1941 - March 23, 2012

By Lisa Richardson


We are so sad to bring you the news that Frank Javorsek has passed away.  Frank was a musician and teacher here in the L.A. area for decades.  He and his wife Tammy are former owners of the Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor - in fact they met there when Tammy's folks owned the store in the '70s.  Frank had been teaching lessons at the CTMS Center for Folk Music for a couple years.  It was during a mandolin lesson there on Thursday, March 23rd, that he had a heart attack.

As his wife Tammy says: The thing about Frank that keeps running through my mind is that he never made an enemy. Everyone that ever came into contact with him liked him. He also worked daily to "only see the good in everyone" - this was his personal mantra and belief.

Frank was a warm, generous person, a real gem.  We're so thankful to have known him, he will be greatly missed. Here is a YouTube called "A Day at the Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor."  Frank is at about 2:20:

A Day at the Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor

According to the family, there may be a memorial in the near future.  If we hear, we'll certainly keep you posted.  In the meantime, please hold the Javorsek family in your thoughts.