Richard Tar, 86, Vero Beach

Richard Tar, of Vero Beach and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at his home in Vero Beach.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1925, to Bela and Marie Tar in Vienna, Austria.

He immigrated to the United States in the ’50s after living in London, England.

He lived in Manhattan at the Dakota Building where he was employed by the Dutch ambassador.

He held many interesting positions throughout the years and retired in 1986 from the printing business. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Mary moved permanently to their weekend home in Philmont, NY.

Mary died in 1991. He was also predeceased by a brother, Hubert as well as his parents.

He married his wife, Sharon (nee Hunter).

He was well traveled, enjoyed theater, ballet, a glass of wine and a fine meal.

In earlier years, he was a cross country skier and hiked in the Adirondacks.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his father-in-law, Edwin Hunter, of Port St Lucie; a step daughter Karla Klussendorf (David Walton); a step son, Arthur Klussendorf (Kathleen); and two grandsons, David and John Walton, all of Virginia; a cousin, Iren Tar, of Manhattan; cousins Agnes Zilner (Walter) and Eva Hody (Les), of Australia; his sisters-in-law Patricia Ebdy (Fred),of Scotland, Joan Cash (Dennis Robinson),of  England, and Margaret Fletcher (John), of England; and friends, Edward and Vivian Wachsberger, of Spencertown, N.Y.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Mended Hearts Chapter 235, c/o Florence (“Tim”) Rowswell, 1406 Coral Oak Lane, Vero Beach, Florida 32963-4069 or Awareness In Motion (AIM) a fund which supports efforts to train hands on caregivers to breast cancer patients; St Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 319 S. Manning Blvd, Suite 309, Albany, NY 12208.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church (Mighell Memorial Chapel), 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach, on Friday March 18 at 11 a.m.

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