- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine reference librarian who died last summer at 89 is still showing his generosity.

The man who spent much of his life reading, volunteering at a hospital and bicycling around Portland has left hundreds of thousands of dollars to a variety of organizations.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1e4er9q ) said Franklin Talbot’s gifts became public when Southern Maine Community College announced it had received $253,000 for scholarships.

He also gave $50,000 to the Portland Public Library, $50,000 to the Pine Tree Society, $50,000 to the Portland Parks and Recreation Department, $50,000 to the friends of the Kotzschmar Organ and up to $50,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Portland.

The Rev. Jeanette Good of the State Street Church described him as “a person of profound empathy and compassion.”


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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