Joseph John Tattar, a 22-year Darien resident died at Stamford Hospital on Sept. 4.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Firla Tattar.

Mr. Tattar received a bachelor’s degree from the New Haven State Teachers College and a masters from Fairfield University. He was a teacher and assistant principal in the Darien school system for 38 years. He had a lifelong love of sailing starting as a Sea Scout in his youth.

Mr. Tattar had a love of music playing the trumpet, french horn, recorder, flute, fife and drums, playing Fife and Drums for the Greenwich American Legion Drum Corps, the Germantown Ancients Fife and Drum Corps and the Ancient Mariners Fife and Drum Corps. He loved to travel and was an avid reader. He taught tennis and swimming and coached baseball and basketball. He was a competitive badmiton player as an undergrad and a nearly unbeatable amateur raquet ball player.

Mr. Tattar is survived by his wife Susan E. Tattar, his sister Judith J. Tattar, his two sons Michael (Lana) Tattar and their children Kerry, MJ and Jessica and Brian (Julia) Tattar, his daughter Jody (Dr. Peter) Wood, two step sons, CB Cooke and Emerson (Elaine) Cooke and their children Emerson and Noelle. He was pre-deceased by his best friend and brother-in-law John “Buster” Frey.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Congregational Church, Darien on Saturday Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.