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In Memoriam: John C. Taccone, IATSE Stagehand

Stage Directions • Industry News • August 15, 2018
The Broadway marquee of the New Amsterdam Theatre with a tribute to IATSE Stagehand, John C. Taccone

The Broadway marquee of the New Amsterdam Theatre with a tribute to IATSE Stagehand, John C. Taccone

IATSE Stagehand, John Taccone passed away on August 13, 2018. Taccone was born on May 9, 1956 and was on the Props crew at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Here is a remembrance from IATSE Local One. 

Rest in Peace Brother

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is with a deep sense of sadness and regret that I must report to you the passing of our Brother John C. Taccone on August 13, 2018. Brother Taccone was passionate about art and served for over 20 years as a proud member of Theatrical Stage Employees Local One, IATSE. He worked on scores of Broadway productions, most recently on Aladdin. He was also the Master Electrician at the Hard Rock Café, providing the lighting design for a wide variety of events. His love of theatre was surpassed only by his love of music, exemplified by his developing skill as a guitar player and his unwavering love of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He was born in 1956 and was initiated into Local One in 2000. He will be missed by family and friends alike. May he rest in peace.

Reposing: Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT 0611. Phone: 203-373-1013.
Viewing: Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services: A memorial gathering celebrating John’s life will take place on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT 06611.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to The Sara Taccone Foundation for the Arts at

Robert C. Score
Recording-Corresponding Secretary

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