From the Noack Organ Company website, posted June 3:

“It is with great sadness that we learned that Fritz Noack passed away yesterday. Fritz founded Noack Organ Co. more than 60 years ago as a young German immigrant to the US. At its helm he became one of the leading figures of the organ revival movement that influenced the American organ building scene during the second half of the 20th century. The 160 instruments built under his direction can be found as close as the workshop’s town of Georgetown Massachusetts to as far away as Japan. Fritz retired from full time organ building at the age 80, but his heart was still very much in it. The Noack team is honored to carry on his legacy and passion for the craft.”