G. Robert Chancellor, 80, of Pensacola, Florida died Saturday, July 28, 2018.
Bob was born in Watseka, IL, grew up in Kentland, IN and died at home in Pensacola, FL. He was educated at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where he received a Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and PHD. He taught at the University of West Florida for eight years, beginning in 1966, a year before the university opened to develop a curricula for a music major program, and also to acquire all instruments and all materials including a reference library. He was conductor for all choral groups, taught all music history and literature courses and all voice students. Bob returned to Northwestern in 1974 to stand for examination on his dissertation and was awarded a PHD, then began at Southwest Missouri State University as director of the Choral Music Program. Later Bob also was director of choral activities at Delta State University and Tennessee Tech.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Kirsten (Chris) McCumber; granddaughters, Carlie (NYC) and Polly McCumber, Dallas, TX; sisters, Mary Luchtman, Sue Breztzinger, IN, and Kirsten’s mother, Drude Crane, NJ.
Final services for Bob will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Christ Church Pensacola, 18 West Wright Street.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the UWF Foundation in support of the Choral Music Program/UWF Singers, or Music at Christ Church.