Musician best known for his long-running role as the tuba player for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position he held from 1944 to 1988.
He was an often-sick child who developed adult-onset asthma.
He was known for his expertise in breathing with respect to brasswind instruments, a skill he had to hone due to his asthma.
His mother was a keyboardist.
He toured with Leopold Stokowski and the All-American Youth Orchestra in 1941.