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Paul Taber, Jr.

June 26, 1944 — September 28, 2019

Downsville, New York

Paul Taber, Jr.

On September 28th, 2019, Paul S. Taber, Jr. passed away while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, near Hatteras, North Carolina. The son of Paul, Sr. and Evelyn Dugan Taber he was born June 26, 1944 in Margaretville, NY.

Paul was a math teacher for over 30 years at Downsville Central School, where he also coached basketball, was a school photographer, ski club and class advisor.  Following his retirement in 2002, he spent time at his hunting camp in the Catskills and property in Cape Hatteras, NC.  Paul was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, skiing, kayaking, hiking, and photography. He had a love of Labrador dogs and enjoyed duck hunting on the East Branch River. He was a member of the Triple City Ski Club and O&Y hunting club. He was a devoted father to his two sons and greatly enjoyed the company of his two grandsons.

Survivors include two sons, Brooke Taber and his wife Nicole Taber of Milton, VT and Tye Taber and his partner Leah Sandvoss of Boise, ID; two grandsons, Greyson and Austin Taber of Milton, VT; one niece Kari Bou; and one nephew Taber McNaughton.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lorna Taber in July 2010; and one sister, Mary McNaughton in 1991.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave. Roscoe, NY. A celebration of Paul’s life will be at 1 PM in the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Margaretville Cemetery, Margaretville, NY.

Memorial contributions in Paul’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY. 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200 or

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