Thought this might be of interest.
Following from the paid death notices at nytimes.com.
READ-Gardner. Died on November 10 at the age of 92 at his home
in Manchester-bythe-Sea, MA. Composer of more than 150 orchestral,
choral and chamber works and pieces for the piano, organ and
solo voice; author of 10 books on musical composition and notation;
conductor; international lecturer on contemporary American music;
and Professor Emeritus of Composition at Boston University School
of Fine & Applied Arts, he will live on in his music and in the
hearts of all who loved him. He was born January 2, 1913 in
Evanston, Illinois. His wife Vail Payne Read died January 28,
2003. He is survived by his daughter Cynthia of Ossining, NY.
A memorial concert will be announced later. Contributions in
his memory should be sent to The MacDowell Colony, 100 High
Street, Peterborough, NH 03458. Published in the New York Times
from 11/13/2005 - 11/14/2005.