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TRAUBNER--Richard, 66, of New York City, on February 25, 2013. Beloved husband of Andrea, cherished son of Muriel and the late Edward, pre-deceased by sister Carol Epstein. Survived by many loving family members and dear friends. Recognized authority on operetta, opera and musical theater; film critic, set designer, translator, teacher, librettist and lyricist. Author of award-winning "Operetta: A Theatrical History." Richard was taken from us far too soon by ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease. Services will be held today at 1:30pm at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Ave. at 91st St. and streamed at Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8pm and Friday from 1-4pm at 70 E. 10th St., and Sunday from 1-4pm in Great Neck at home of Muriel Traubner, 1 Kensington Gate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, NY, NY 10004 or Ohio Light Opera, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 27, 2013
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