ABBOT - Dale F. Huff, 78, husband of the late Ann (Robinson) Huff, passed away May 20, 2016, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born March 15, 1938, in Guilford, the son of Orman W. and Leone M. (Babin) Huff.
Dale was a graduate of Piscataquis Community High School, received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Northern Conservatory in Bangor, and his Master's in Music Education from the Vandercook School of Music in Chicago, IL. A well respected trumpet player, Dale was most revered for his forty-year career as a music educator. His leadership, enthusiasm and pioneering methods not only benefited his students, but were instrumental in shaping school music programs, festivals, and competitions, as well as inspiring other music educators throughout the entire state of Maine.
Dale is survived by his son, Scott Huff and his wife, Amanda, of TN; his daughter, Robin Anderson and her husband, David, of NH; his life partner, Jane Costigan York of Abbot; her daughters and extended family; his brother, Duane Huff and his wife, Kathy, of Guilford; his sister-in-law, Melanie Huff of Monson; six grandchildren, Meredith, Matt, Josh, Katie, Jordan and Samantha; two great-grandchildren, Lucas and Sarah Ann; many nieces and nephews; and countless close friends, including those at Whetstone Pond, that he considered family and dearly loved. In addition to his wife, Ann, Dale was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, Wayne Huff.
A memorial Mass will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Dover-Foxcroft, with Father Emile Dube officiating. After the Mass a reception will be held at the church. Committal will be in Greenville Cemetery at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Dale Huff Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Bangor Savings Bank, Dover-Foxcroft, 160 E. Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Guilford. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.