OBITUARY

Robert F. Talbot, Jr.

January 1, 1937January 20, 2018
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Robert Fellers Talbot, Jr., 81, died peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by his wife and six children. He was born on New Year's Day, 1937 at Touro Hospital. He was the third child, and only son, of Concordia and Robert Talbot. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Bonnie Smith Talbot; his children, Beth Talbot Dienes (Eddie), Robert E. Talbot (Jennifer), Brent A. Talbot (Melanie), Shaun K. Talbot (Dawn), Lisa Talbot Fletcher (John), and Christopher P. Talbot; his sister, Patsy Talbot Hotard; sixteen grandchildren: Patrick (Katie), Betsy, and Caroline Dienes; Ross and Reilly Talbot; Brent, Jr., Mackie, and Lanie Talbot; Molly, Adam, and Michael Talbot; William, Talbot, and Robert Fletcher; and Lilly and Kate Talbot; a great-granddaughter, Hunter Grace Dienes; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Betty Talbot Quinn. Bob graduated from Jesuit High School in 1955. He attended Spring Hill College and Tulane University, and served in the United States Army. He was the Founder and Chairman of Talbot Realty Group. Bob served on the Board of Administrators of Charity Hospital and on the Louisiana State Racing Commission. He served for many years at Jesuit High School, where he was Alumnus of the Year in 1996, a long-time member of the President’s Advisory Council, and a volunteer on numerous boards and committees. He was also past president of the Fathers Club at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, and served for many other civic and charitable organizations.

Bob was fiercely loyal to his family and to his Blue Jays. He loved to have a good time with family and good friends. He was a fixture along the sidelines at sporting events, enjoying watching his children and then grandchildren play. He believed in and helped to revitalize New Orleans' Warehouse District after the 1984 World's Fair. He truly lived out what he always prayed with his family, "let us ever be mindful of the needs of others." Relatives and friends are invited to attend services on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Baronne Street in New Orleans; Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com .

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Larry Masters

February 4, 2018

Rembering all the good times
God Bless You
Your friend
Larry

January 31, 2018

Rest in peace and God bless you, Bob. For the many decades that I had contact with you during my business career in New Orleans, you were always a considerate and courteous person, a true professional and leader in the real-estate industry, respected, appreciated, and held in esteem by all who knew and did business with you. Heartfelt condolences to the family of Bob Talbot. Roy Franc Baas, Boulder Colorado

Joyce Kirkland

January 29, 2018

Brent and the Talbot family,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joyce

January 29, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I was very sorry to hear that Mr Talbot passed away.
Patricia Peyton (new Orleans,LA)

eileen Wallen

January 27, 2018

We send our deepest heartfelt condolences and may his memory be a blessing to those that knew him and loved him.

Jim Brown

January 26, 2018

Bob was a friend for many years, and was a prime mover of developing a number of New Orleans special areas. He was a real gentleman. I appreciated his help in a number of my political campaigns. We will sure miss him. My condolences to his many family members.
Jim Brown-Baton Rouge

Dorian Bennett

January 26, 2018

A true gentleman in the Real Estate Industry. A giant who is responsible for promoting and developing the Warehouse Districtt and the Central Business District. He will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers forward for him and the great family he has left behind.

Carolyn McMahon Medley

January 26, 2018

To the entire Talbot family,
I am so very sorry to hear that Mr. Talbot has passed away. I have nothing but cheerful memories of him in the neighborhood, at Sacred Heart--especially running the whisky wheel at the fair :), at Jesuit and in the park. Always with a nice welcome and a smile on his face, Mr. Talbot was a friend to all. He will surely be missed but leaves behind such a terrific family as his legacy. We should all be so lucky! My love to you all.

Nick Gagliano

January 26, 2018

Bobby, Brent and the Talbot Family.
I was sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I fondly remember the times spent on Belfast Street during the college years. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nick Gagliano

January 26, 2018

Bobby, Brent and the Talbots. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I fondly remember staying on Belfast Street with your family during the college years. Prayers and warm thoughts.