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.
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We know we are a little late in sending this note, we just read about the passing, of the great man Richard Talbot. Our condolences to Doris talbot, and your entire family
Dorothy Klein, Lori Klein & the late George Raymond Klein
July 22, 2021
My heart goes out to the Talbot family for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.(Hosea 13:14) May the memories of those days gone by, sustains you and warm hearts in the days and years ahead. My sincere condolences to all.
March 26, 2018
On behalf of the Navy Musicians Association, I would like to send our condolences to Dick's family from all his Brothers and Sisters who wore the Lyre on their sleeve. Fair winds and following seas to Doris and family.
March 26, 2018
Very sorry to hear of Dick's passing. We go way back as music professionals and Friends. Miles Wood
March 22, 2018
My condolences to the family and friends of Richard . May many fond memories bring you comfort in your time of grief . Psalms 94 : 19 .
March 22, 2018
Doris, I enjoyed visiting you and Richard several times over the past 30 years. Bless you.
John Glossenger
March 20, 2018
Mr. Talbot will always be in my memories of Mansfield. Such a warm and encouraging teacher. The days spent marching in the Mountie Band were long, hard and rewarding. Thank you for bringing us to the highest caliber of musicians. Your legacy will live on in all the thousands of student lives you touched.
Judy Bliss 78
March 20, 2018
I am very sorry for your loss but am sure he is playing music with the angels in heaven now. Mr. Talbot (as I knew him) was my very first band director. He really inspired me to stay with music. Now it seems like such a short time spent from a long time ago. I remember him from Conrad, Ia (BCL Class of '70). I only had him for one year before he moved to PA but ooohhh how he got me hooked in percussion! I played in bands for several years after high school and college and have to give him the credit for turning me on to music. I now live in Missouri and am still involved with music. God Bless Him! And God Bless his family.
Steve Metge
March 20, 2018
Condolences to the family. Professor Talbot was one of a kind. He certainly brought claim and fame to MU with his Marching Band. They still give me goose bumps to this day. But more than that, Dick was one great person. I will remember him fondly forever.
Roger Maisner
March 19, 2018
To the family: I am so sad to hear of Dick's passing. I can't ever remember when he wasn't smiling or laughing at who knows what. Rule Britannia, what an entrance to a performance. Thanks for your friendship, Dick. Charlie Jacobson
Charlie Jacobson
March 17, 2018
I will never forget marching back to the music building and Mr. Talbot, in his black leather coat saying "you cats were great" Great times at the Harrogate Music Festival in 1978. Shea Stadium for the Jets and Philly for the Eagles. Even played for the opening of the Route 15 express way. He had such an impact on my career as a music teacher and administrator. Prayers to all
Jim Sheeley
March 16, 2018
Sincere condolences to Doris and family. Mr. Talbot was the best. When I auditioned for MU, I remember that we talked for almost an hour before I even played a note. Then and there, I knew that he was who I wanted to study with. Such a great personality. I learned so much from him. Rest in peace Mr. Talbot, you are greatly missed.
John Cole
March 15, 2018
Doris and family,
Joan and I extend our sympathy. He was a valued colleague, friend, and good person. Watching the Mountie Marching Band under his direction was among the highlights of our time at MU
Rod Kelchner
March 15, 2018
Denise, Mike and Family, You are in my prayers. Love you, Kathy
March 15, 2018
Brought international attention to M U with the marching band. A great person to work with! May the good memories ease the sorrow the family and friends must feel right now.
March 15, 2018
Sending loving thoughts to Mr. Talbot's family. He was a wonderful man, teacher and musician. I will miss him.
Tammy Ciampoli
March 15, 2018
God Bless Maestro!
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Michael Kemp
March 15, 2018
Rest in peace, Mr. Talbot. You were my mentor and friend since I met you at Mansfield and I will miss you.
Terry Ochs
March 15, 2018
Truly a gentleman. I will always remember him for his kindly manner. I thank him for all he did for Mansfield University students.
Gale Largey
March 15, 2018
I've said it many times, but he was such a great man. Fantastic teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend. Sincere condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace. I plan to make a donation in his honor as soon as possible.
Terry Mingle
March 15, 2018
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