Obituary of Barbara Prescott
Barbara Prescott, 72, passed too soon on the morning of March 1, 2023. Barbara earned her Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She was principal flute in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and a member of The Florida Orchestra after she moved to Florida in the 70s.
Later, she became a professor of music and flute teaching at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg College, the University of Tampa, and the Pinellas County Center for the Arts. A number of private students of all ages studied with her as well. Her students flourished under her tutelage, with many winning statewide competitions. In addition, she frequently performed professionally in faculty recitals and in ensembles, at a variety of holiday and special occasions.
Outside of her music world, she was an avid swimmer, a member of the St. Petersburg Masters for over 30 years. She was known throughout the neighborhood for her love of dogs.
Through her music, her swimming, and her love for all creatures, she accumulated a vast expanse of friends. She leaves a painful void in our all lives. The outpouring of love and sadness since her passing is a testament to the impact she had on those who had the privilege of knowing her.
She is survived by her brother, Franklin and her furry best friend, Gracie Prescott. Her life taken too soon, Barbara will be greatly missed but will always remain in our hearts.
A memorial concert is planned for Monday, March 27, 7pm at Eckerd College in the Wireman Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Safe Paws Rescue, Cat Lovers, Inc., Friends of Strays, Pet Pal Animal Shelter, or a pet charity of your choice in Barbara's honor.
Safe Paws Rescue: https://safepawsrescue.com/
Cat Lovers, Inc.: 2105 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL 33629
Friends of Strays: https://www.friendsofstrays.org/
Pet Pal Animal Shelter: https://petpalanimalshelter.com/