Richard Nathan Talbot passed away on March 9, 2018 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.
He is survived by his wife Doris of 65 years and two daughters, Deborah (Scott) Bastian and Denise (Michael) Garrison; four grandchildren; Noal (Jill) Bastian, Brittany Garrison, Scott (Ed Tucker) Garrison, Drew Bastian and two great-grandchildren; Quinton and Elsie Bastian. Predeceasing are his parents, Alfred and Eva Talbot of Marshalltown, Iowa and one sister Alfreda (Harold) Florkey of Dayton, Ohio.
Dick served as a musician in the Navy before teaching music in the public schools in the towns of Conrad and Marshalltown, Iowa. He joined the music department at Mansfield University in Mansfield in 1967 and retired in 1991. Throughout his life he was active in professional and community service organizations, enjoyed participating in many musical activities and was a mentor and friend to his students and young musicians.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
In his honor, the family requests that donations be made to a local music program in your community or to: Church of the New Covenant, 310 Extension Street, Mansfield, PA 16933 or Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building #2 Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087, [email protected]
, phone 267-514-7221 or 1-866-507-7222.
Published by The Wellsboro Gazette from Mar. 15 to Mar. 21, 2018.