Upstate NY funeral home hosts Pete Seeger memorial open house; no services planned

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BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds are visiting a Hudson Valley funeral home in upstate New York to honor folk legend Pete Seeger.

No services were planned for Seeger, who died Monday at age 94. But Libby Funeral Home in Beacon held a reception Sunday. By early afternoon, more than 1,000 people had visited the funeral home, where an urn containing Seeger's ashes was displayed along with photos and Seeger's wood-splitting maul.

Seeger and his wife Toshi, who died in July, lived in Beacon for 40 years. They founded the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the Great Hudson River Revival, an annual music and environmental festival at Croton Point Park.

The singer-songwriter, political activist and environmentalist was known for such folk classics as "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "If I Had a Hammer."

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