Victor Tallarico, Father of Steven Tyler, Passes Away

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Steven Tyler's father, Victor Tallarico, has passed away. He was 95.

According to Victor’s obituary, the Aerosmith rocker's dad was surrounded by family when he died peacefully in Nashua, N.H., on September 10.

Victor was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Susan Ray (Blancha) Tallarico. He had two children, Steven and Lynda, and seven grandchildren.

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An excerpt from his obituary reads:

“Among Victor’s proudest accomplishments were his offspring: Lynda, a retired teacher who resides in southern Vermont, and Steven, who, having been well launched into the music business by Victor, became famous as Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith.”



I was also fortunate to be in Victor Tallerico's Music Appreciation Class at Cardinal Spellman high school in 1979/80 and I fondly remembered his fun, unorthodox way of teaching music. He would play a current tune that we were familiar with on the piano and ask us what it was and told us it was actually a melody from a classical composer. What I most fondly remembered about Mr.T was that he offered his time to anyone after school, for free, to learn music as career choice and I was one of the few who jumped on it. I told him I was deejay at the time, but I wanted to write and produce as well. We grew to be very good friends even after high school and I always remembered him telling me one of his biggest regrets:
That he should have told Steve how extremely proud he was during the times he was struggling - I hope Steve finally knows that now.


Mr. Tallerico was my music teacher at Cardinal Spellman HS in the Bronx in the early 1970's. He was so sweet and kind and funny. I remember him saying that his son's music was not quite what he preferred (rock)! So sad to hear, but sounds like he lived a long happy life. Condolences to his family.


I was saddend to hear about Victors passing as I had the privilage of working with him in the Sunapee area for several years, we worked at Soonipi Lodge Twin Lake Villa on a regular basis for many years.. The last time we met was when he played for my 50th high school reunion. We were able to spend some quality time that evening. I was a drummer and am now retired and living in Florida......


As a child I knew Victor Tallarico and family, spending summers in Sunappee New Hampshire. Steve, Lynda and I picked blueberries for fresh blueberry pancakes. Victor and his late wife, Sue, gave piano concerts and Victors mother, gave piano lessons. All the Tallarico's were accomplished musicians and gave great pleasure to all that heard the small concerts that they provided. All in all it was a wonderful musical family! Spending time and growing up with the Tallarico's was so wonderful and my whole family were overjoyed while spending time with ALL of the Tallaricos! Victor will be missed and unreplaceable! Marion Steinharter Edwards


Mr. Tallerico was my music teacher at Cardinal Spellman H.S. in the Bronx. He was a wonderful kind, down to earth man. He was not a bit affected by his son's celebrity status. He was a wonderful Music teacher and I am saddened to hear of his passing. RIP Mr. Tallerico you will not be forgotten.

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