PAUL TRUEBLOOD

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TRUEBLOOD--Paul. Passed peacefully on January 16, 2012. A native of Evansville, Indiana, educated at Memorial High School and Northwestern University, Paul spent most of his life in New York City. Paul Trueblood was an accomplished musician, composer, musical director, arranger and vocal coach. Upon arrival in New York City, Paul's talent was welcomed in a theatrical world and he worked with Mary Martin, Elaine May and Mike Nichols. He went on to lengthy collaborations with lyricist, Alan Jay Lerner, legendary director, Joshua Logan and the prolific partnership of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. He toured the world with Marianne Faithfull and appeared at Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinstein. Along the way, he has been musical director/pianist for Elaine Stritch, Dorothy Loudon, Helen Gallagher, Carol King, Matthew Broderick, Diane Keaton, Julie Wilson, Nancy Dussault, and Jose Ferrer, among many others notables. In October 1989, he appeared at the White House with Judy Kaye. He was a Master Teacher at the Cabaret Symposium of the O'Neill Theater Center and the annual Cabaret Conference at Yale University. Paul also helped young performers prepare and perform their cabaret shows. His compositions have been performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall and cabarets everywhere. He leaves behind his sister Rosann Hoehn and her family.Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Ziemer Funeral Home, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial High School, 1500 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714 or St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 22, 2012