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Published February 11, 2012, 12:00 AM

Roy E. Stahl

Age 85, of Minneapolis, passed away from complications of COPD on February 10, 2012.

Roy E. Stahl

Age 85, of Minneapolis, passed away from complications of COPD on February 10, 2012.

Born February 6, 1927 in Pittston, PA. The youngest of 4 sons, Roy was preceded in death by parents Edward F. Stahl and Blanche (Robshaw) Stahl, his former wife Inta Stahl Nollendorfs, and by all three brothers and their wives, William (Florence Kay), Robert (first wife Rosalie, second wife Leona), and Floyd (Marian). Survived by son Erik of Saint Louis Park, nieces and nephews, and many special friends who stayed in frequent contact and lifted his spirits, including Greg, Bob and Lois, Gary, Chuck, Rita, Jim (of Minneapolis), and Jim (of Vienna, Austria).

Roy was a Professor of Music at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He retired in 1989 after 39 years as a piano teacher and departmental administrator. Roy was a frequent accompanist at student and faculty recitals at Concordia, and was also the organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Fargo, ND for many years. Roy was the chairman of the certification committee for the Minnesota Music Teacher’s Association and often judged regional piano competitions. Roy attained his degrees in music teaching and performance from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA and Columbia University, NY with additional studies at the Juilliard School, NY and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He served in the military from 1945-1947.

After retiring from Concordia, Roy lived in Minneapolis and enjoyed a rich cultural life where he held season tickets at Orchestra Hall, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Guthrie, and many others. Roy was an avid baker, and those who experienced his pies always considered themselves fortunate. Roy was a member of Central Lutheran Church since 1989 and served as a deacon there for 10 years.

At Roy’s request, no funeral or memorial services are being scheduled. Donations in Roy’s memory can be made to the Concordia Music Department in Moorhead, MN.

The family would like to thank all the very kind people who looked after Roy over the years, especially Dr. Kaufman of Metropolitan Internists, the staff at Abbott Hospital, the staff at Texas Terrace nursing home in Saint Louis Park, and the concierge and administrative staff at the Symphony Place apartment complex.

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