ROBERT LEE TALLEY - Age 80, of Houghton, NY formerly of Marilla, died peacefully Friday morning March 21, 2014 at Absolut of Houghton Nursing Home. He was born November 25, 1933 in Eureka, Kansas to the late Kenneth and Adelaide (Welsh) Talley, also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Ann (Wallace) Talley in 2006 and grandson, Justin Talley.
Mr. Talley entered Officer Candidate School in 1956 for the United States Navy and resigned his commission as LT USN in 1961 and subsequently served as LT USNR until 1965. Bob began his professional career with Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories, spent a brief time with Pelorex Corp, moved on to Falcon Research & Development and then spent many years with Veritay Technology, Inc., retiring as Vice President and Principal Physicist. He enjoyed gardening, animals, had a passion for science namely Astronomy and was a musician at heart playing the trumpet and piano. A tremendously talented man, devoted husband, Bob cherished his family most especially his grandchildren.
He is proudly survived by his 4 sons, Robert "Sean" (Mary) Talley of Atlanta, GA and their children, Jennifer (Andrew) Heymann, Meggan & Ryan Talley; Christopher W. (Michelle) Talley of Youngstown, NY and their children, Matthew (Kelsey) Talley, Christian & Kenneth Talley, Mary Alice (Andrew) Belden, Jacob & Leigh-Ann Wasneechak; James Q. Talley of Vermont and his children, Mark & Kristen Talley and their mother Ute; Timothy (Lynn) Talley of Attica, NY and their children, Lee (Olivia) Talley & Kelsey (Jose Mirabal) Talley.
Family and friends may visit from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where a Celebration of Robert's Life will begin at 6:00 p.m., concluding with Military Honors. Bob will be laid to rest 10:00 a.m. Wednesday March 26, alongside his wife in the Marilla Cemetery and memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Please share your memories of Bob, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF ROBERT LEE TALLEY IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.