Broken Wand - Herb Zarrow
Message from George Schindler
Herb Zarrow Dies at 82
May 11, 2008.- The Society of American Magicians regrets the passing of Life Member Herb Zarrow.
82-year-old Zarrow died of pneumonia this afternoon.
Services will be held on Tuesday May 13th at 1:30pm at Temple Sholom (385 Howland Ave) in River Edge, New Jersey.
Zarrow was well known for his outstanding contributions to the art of magic and has been a member of Assembly #25 of the Society for 54 years. His close friend Past National President Warren Kaps will perform the traditional Broken Wand ceremony
Whaley's Who's Who In Magic
Zarrow, Herb(ert G.), CPA, MIMC
(Paterson, New Jersey: 4 Nov 1925- ) Inspired and learned at age 11-12 from Gilbert magic set & library books. Accountant in New Jersey. Amateur closeup with cards & coins. Innovator & improver in card & close-up magic. Invented Zarrow shuffle around 1953-54, having "worked on it at various times, from late forties" & published it in 1957 in Phoenix. MIMC 1995. Louie Award 1998.
Tricks in Epilogue, Pallbearers, Chronicles, Apocalypse, Rigamarole, MUM, & Linking Ring plus books by Vernon, Fulves, Lorayne, Kaufman, Crosthwaite, etc. (MUM9/95;Wh2)
(My condolences to Phyllis and family and to Meir and Herb's many friends. Herb was truly a kind, gentle man. - Doug Thornton)