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Obituary - David E. Tallman

David E. Tallman

Date of Passing: April 7th, 2009

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David E. Tallman, 58, of Oriskany Falls, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at University Hospital, Syracuse, after a courageous battle with cancer and complications from the chemotherapy that he had to have. He was born September 13, 1950, in Utica, the son of Frank W. and Beverly Colman Tallman. After graduation from Oriskany Falls Union Free School, he spent four years in the US Navy. For 31 years, David worked at SUNY Morrisville, retiring in January of 2008. He was a lifetime member of the Kelley-Phillips American Legion Post #569. David's favorite pastime was watching NASCAR races and sitting on the corner reading his newspaper and visiting with friends. He also enjoyed reading, putting together models, fishing and target shooting. Besides his parents of Oriskany Falls; he is survived by two sisters, Bethany (Allan) Winner of Lakeland, FL and Debra (Richard) Barnes of Waterville; four brothers, Barry (Jean) of Oriskany Falls, Douglas of Ocean Springs, MS, Terrance (Rose) of Nicholasville, KY and Brian (Teresa) of Waterville; one uncle; several aunts; many cousins; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends. He was predeceased by his youngest brother, Frank Scott. In keeping with David's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements are with the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, Waterville.


David T... Gone, but you will never be forgotten!! Your antics were always a source of enjoyment and much happiness for me and my whole family!! Always the life of the party!! Hi Ho Silver Away!! My condolences to the family.
Dianne Titsworth Ortiz

Carol and I will always remember Dave and his quiet demeanor. Strength to his family in the days ahead.
Tom Rockwell

Dave will be missed dearly. I remember all the good times we all had at the Legion watching Nascar and Dave's Hi Ho Silver, I still laugh when I visualize him doing that. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone if he could. His sense of humor was enjoyed by all around him. My condolences to his family and many friends. Thoughts are with you all.
Debbie Mercier-Baker

I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. What a shock this is to me as I was not aware he was ill. David was a part of a family that I have thought about many times over the years with fond memories. He was always so much fun to be around in high school. My condolences to the entire family.
Jeffrey Hoch

Dave was a GREAT guy, with a gentle sense of humor that ALL of us enjoyed at O.F.H.S.! He had a generous heart (witnessed by his standing GUARD while in full Navy uniform at others funerals) and was a TRUE Nascar Fan! Your life touched the lives of many, Dave, and you'll be greatly missed! Love, sympathy & prayers to the Tallman families!
Cathy Isley Sommers

So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I remember him as a 'good guy' who would do anything for anyone. My condolences to the family.
Reggie (Kirley) Burke

Ahhh, David !! A great guy, a classmate, quite the funny fellow--you brought laughter to everyone around you---what an honor to have known you--you will never be forgotten ~~~~to the family, i am so sorry for your loss~~~~
Barbara Lancuski Shauger