Lincoln W. Talbot, 82, a computer systems analyst who retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1994, died Oct. 31 at the Riderwood assisted living facility in Silver Spring.

He had dementia, said his daughter, Pamela Wagner.

Mr. Talbot, who was known as Link, had worked for VA and its predecessor, the Veterans Administration, for nearly three decades and received several professional awards. He had previously worked in sales for the RCA and Sunbeam technology companies.

Lincoln William Talbot was born in St. Cloud, Minn. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., and served in the Navy aboard a minesweeper in the Korean War.

Mr. Talbot settled in the Washington area in 1959 and was a longtime resident of Silver Spring. He belonged to Marvin Memorial United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir for five decades, held church leadership positions and did volunteer work with the homeless.

Mr. Talbot also held leadership positions with Hometowne USA, a barbershop choral group in Montgomery County, and the VA National Medical Musical Group.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Benita Feldhake Talbot of Silver Spring; three children, John Talbot of Centreville, William Talbot of Leesburg and Pamela Wagner of Columbia; and nine grandchildren.

— Emily Langer