By Michael Corcoran | Monday, August 16, 2010
Hector Saldana of the San Antonio Express-News sends word that a memorial mass for accordion master Steve Jordan, who passed away Friday at age 71, will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church (1730 Dahlgreen Avenue on the West Side of San Antonio.)
The outpouring of respect for the brash improvisational genius, who burned bridges as he blazed trails, has been quite amazing these past few days. One can only hope “El Parche” knew how truly loved he was.
Jordan, 71, died of complications from liver cancer.
He slipped into a coma Thursday. He was unresponsive all day Friday, according to hospice caregivers.
Azeneth Dominguez, Jordan’s former girlfriend and owner of Saluté International Bar, was with him at the end.
“It was his time,” Dominguez said. “He looked so peaceful at the end. He died old-school style.”
Funeral arrangements will be handled by Castillo Funeral Homes at 520 N. General McMullen Drive.
On Wednesday, Jordan took a turn for the worse, according to Dominguez.
“He was not afraid,” she said of the man known as the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion. “He was one of a kind. He was really all about heart, and all about the music.”