Richard T. Nassberg
Richard T. “Dick” Nassberg, 75, of Williamsport, passed unexpectedly while traveling in Cairo, Egypt on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Surviving is his wife of 36 years, Kathryn S. (Tabby) Nassberg (nee Schultz).
Born March 30, 1942, in New York he was a son of the late Jules and Rhea (Steinglass) Nassberg.
Dick graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. In 1968, he received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he served as an editor of the Penn Law Review. Dick practiced corporate banking law with major firms in New York, Philadelphia, and Houston. He was inducted as a life member of the American Law Institute, where he edited 19 resource books on commercial lending law. In 1986, he authored The Lender’s Handbook, which became a frequently cited source of banking expertise.
From 1993 to 1997, Dick and his family took a sabbatical in France. During that time, they traveled extensively, and he became fluent in a third language.
From 2000 to 2008, Dick served as a Commissioner for Lycoming County. As a reserve military veteran, he was particularly sensitive to veteran issues, and accordingly was responsible for the establishment of the VA clinic on Warren Avenue, which he considered his greatest achievement in office.
Dick was a gifted artist, whose portfolio of black and white photography spanned decades and was shown multiple times at the Houston Fotofest. In the 1980s, he was invited by Arkansas State University to be a visiting artist. Most recently, Dick’s art was featured in a show at the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University, where some of his work was accessioned by the museum. His work also stands as a part of many private collections.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Kathryn C. (Katy) Nassberg and her husband Isak Sidenbladh, of Cambridge, Mass. and Schuyler M. Heuser and husband Craig, of Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Dr. Herbert Marton, of Tenafly, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sheila N. Marton.
A memorial service to honor the life of Dick will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.
The family will receive friends from 10:15-11:15 a.m. on Wednesday at church. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight Confer Funeral Home.