John M. Heard
July 23, 1930 - April 22, 2015
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Dr. John Heard ObituaryKilpatrick Funeral HomeRuston, LADr. John Heard passed away at NLMC on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 85. He had been living at Russ Place for the previous 8 months. Dr. Heard was a retired music professor at Louisiana Tech University. He taught many people in his 30 years at…

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Tracey Williams Stallings left a message on May 2, 2019:
Dr. Heard was my private oboe instructor during my four years at LA Tech from 1969-1983. He was an excellent teacher and I was so grateful for the times I got to sit second chair to him in an orchestra. He taught me to enjoy playing the oboe. He was a good and kind man.
Peggie Marie Heard Roscoe left a message on June 18, 2018:
I am John (Jack) Heard's first-cousin and the last time I saw him was in 1982 at Christmas. He stopped over to visit us at our then-home in Annandale, VA., on his way home to Allentown. We had not seen each other since we grew up. He was the son of Charles Richard Heard and Henrietta Maxwell Heard and Jack grew up in Allentown, PA. My family and his family visited back and forth during our chlldhood at our grandparents' home in Hagerstown, Maryland, and at their home in Allentown. Jack was six years younger than I and seven years younger than my brother. He had a favorite dog at his family's country home in Allentown in those days and the dog was named Connie and she was an old Aredale who looked after him faithfully. Jack also had a pony. His father was a Osteopath Physician and also a very good musician. Jack's mother died when he was a little boy and his father then married Helen Boles and she and Jack got along extremely well.
Claudine and Jon Barker left a message on July 2, 2015:
Dr. John Heard was one of the very special people in this world. Highly talented, brilliant, hard-working, and a true friend. His stroke really put a dent into his activities, but he courageously battled back to the point that he could drive, record performances, teach MusApp, and visit. We didn't visit often but he was most gracious at his home and in his assisted living facility at Russ Place. Claudine visited only a week or so before his death. They enjoyed a lengthy visit. It was great to have known such a prince of a fellow.
Sean Carrier left a message on May 17, 2015:
Dr. Heard was a prince. I was so sad when I heard of his passing. He was truly a prince among paupers.
Laura M. Thompson left a message on May 3, 2015:
You were a special friend-so brilliant and kind, but so unassuming. I remember your trout fishing trips to the Northwest. I appreciated your playing oboe for my Louisiana Tech Choirs. I will always remember your dry sense of humor and your friendship! You will be missed!
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Jason Giaccone left a message on May 1, 2015:
Always will remember your listening tests in music history. You always chose the best songs to listen to. Was truly an honor playing "Quiet City" with you on my senior recital. I will remember that for the rest of my life! Rest in Peace. You will be greatly missed. God Bless.
Dr. Fernando Jimenez left a message on April 30, 2015:
I will never forget the first time he came to my music appreciation class or demonstrate double reeds. He brought cane from his backyard which he used to make oboe reeds!
Stephanie Lewis Ellett left a message on April 30, 2015:
You were a fun and understanding teacher. Loved to watch you perform too! It never failed, your were completely engrossed in the music, swaying away. Exacting and creative, understanding and driving. We are all better for having known you.
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