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Richard Joel, loving husband and father, advertising educator and arts supporter, long-term resident of Tallahassee Florida and Highlands North Carolina, died of natural causes in his sleep on April 15, 2013, at his home at Westminster Oaks in Tallahassee. He was 96. For 85 years opera was his passion. It started at the age of 11 when he attended a Metropolitan Opera performance of Norma in Atlanta, and until the very end, he would tune in daily to satellite radio to listen to Met opera broadcasts.
A music memorial followed by a reception will be held at The Maguire Center at Westminster Oaks, 4449 Meandering Way, Tallahassee, Monday April 29 at 2P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army @ 1-800-725-2769 or Macular Degeneration Research @ 1-800-437-2423.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Apr. 23 to Apr. 27, 2013