Photo courtesy of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home - Overton

Isidor Saslav

Nacodoches, Texas

Mar 18, 1938 – Jan 26, 2013


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Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home - Overton Obituary

A gathering for Isidor Saslav, will be held, Saturday, March 2, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, in the McMillan Memorial Library, Overton.Overton resident and noted symphony concertmaster, concert violinist, musicologist and Haydn scholar, Dr. Isidor Saslav died in the Tyler East Texas Medical...

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Isidor changed my life, opening doors & depthening understanding. He was a great, quiet man. Fine musician. Understated. Inspired. A violinist's violinist. A thinker and humanist.

I loved studying violin with Dr. Saslav. He was a wonderful teacher and I learned so much from him. I will miss his gravely voice and his brilliance. My sympathy to his family.

G.B. and his auto

I will also miss Isidor's expertise in choosing meat and 3 restaurants. He was a true lover of these American icons. I hope he finds his ideal meat and three.

Ann, I am deeply distressed by his passing. He was a great musician and a great human being. He will be greatly missed by all who knew or heard him. John Dozier

The music world will truly miss this extraordinary musician.

I remember Isidor well and warmly from his time in Buffalo. I was touched to read the obituary and learn about his long dedication to spreading the joy of music.

I have only been privilieged to know Isidor and the Saslav family for about 3 years, but have been overwhelmed by the staggering amount of talent and intelligence they all possess...and Isidor in particular. All of Overton, TX will miss this spectacular gentleman.

My thanks to everyone who has written such lovely tributes and thoughts about my Dad; he was truly one-of-a-kind! Please keep in touch with us as we continue down Memory Lane thinking about my Dad and his musical contributions and literary legacy via so much of his work writing about GBS, Haydn, and so many of his other varied interests. I so agree with what my brother David posted below - this was a life well lived, and lived to the fullest. We will miss you, Dad - you'll still be with us...

My Dear Ann:

Linda and I just returned to Sarasota and heard this incredibly sad news of Isidor's passing. It is difficult for me to adequately express my love for this man and my profound appreciation for the role he played in my musical life. His mentoring in our student years in Chautauqua with regard to all matters musical has, to this day, immeasurably augmented my understanding of the art. My love for him is deeply internal. Linda's and my hearts go out to you in your time...