Services For Former HEATHEN Bassist To Be Held Early Next Week

A public memorial service for former HEATHEN bassist Michael "Yaz" Wayne Jastremski will be held on Monday, May 30 at:

Chapel of the Valley
20359 Lake Cabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Schedule and events:

Monday, May 30: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Open walking in viewing, pay final respects, tribute (from pub owner one block down):

Snacks, cocktails and toast will be at:

The Valley Inn
2650 Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley CA 94546

Tuesday, May 31:

Formal services start at 1:00 at Chapel of the Valley. People are then welcome to proceed to Yaz's final resting place:

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
26320 Mission Blvd, Hayward, 94544
(510) 581-2488

Jastremski performed on HEATHEN's classic 1987 debut "Breaking the Silence" before leaving the group a short time later to form PIGS. He eventually rejoined HEATHEN in time for their appearance at the August 2001 Thrash of the Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy.

HEATHEN parted ways with Jastremski in June 2004 over what was rumored at the time to be Yaz's "continued drug and drinking problems." He was replaced in the group by Jon Torres, who had previously participated in such bands as THUNDERHEAD, WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT and ANGEL WITCH.

HEATHEN guitarist Lee Altus said at the time of Yaz's final departure from the band, "We're sorry to see [Yaz] go and wish him all the best. He is a good friend and I'm glad that we parted ways without any animosity and can still remain best of friends."

Jastremski died on Monday, May 23 of a heart attack while going through detox. He was 42 years old.


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