John R. Talmage, who grew up in East Hampton and the Bronx, died on Dec. 5 in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, following an aneurism. He was 74.
Mr. Talmage was born in New York City on Feb. 2, 1938. Raised in East Hampton by his mother, the former Ruth Thinnes, and his stepfather, Donald Gould, he graduated from East Hampton High School with the class of 1955 and went on to Pace College and Rutgers University, eventually becoming a certified public accountant.
He was married on Oct. 6, 1962, to Barbara Forste, who survives. They lived in Bronxville, N.Y., and East Brunswick, N.J., in the 1960s, moved to Erie, Pa., and finally settled in Brook Park, Ohio, in the 1970s, where Mr. Talmage had his own C.P.A. business.
His parents, who have since died, lived in East Hampton for many years until retiring to Florida.
Mr. Talmage was a family man who loved sailing and his dogs.
In addition to his wife, he leaves two daughters, Sharon Cowley of Strongsville, Ohio, and Jean Hribar of Brunswick, Ohio, as well as three grandchildren, a sister, Mary Lou Kutscha of Elmhurst, Ill., and a brother, Stephen Gould of Shelton, Conn.
A service was held at the Busch Funeral Home in Parma, Ohio, on Dec. 10. Mr. Talmage was cremated.
His family has suggested memorial contributions to the Berea Animal Rescue Fund, 400 Barrett Road, Berea, Ohio, 44017.