Jeffery D. Taber

Date of Passing:

July 3, 2018

Jeffery D Taber, 88 passed away July 3, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Green House Home, East Greenwich, RI.

Born in Boston, MA to Earle and Dorothy Taber, Jeff was a devoted husband to wife, Joan S. Taber for 65 years.

He was a graduate of Aldrich High School, Warwick, RI and The University of RI.

Jeff served his country as a Lieutenant during the Korean War. He worked as owner of Taber, Incorporated and in Sales for its predecessor company, HA Schlosser & Co for nearly 60 years.

Jeff was a former vestry member at St. John’s Church, Barrington and former trustee board member of St. Andrew’s School, Barrington where he devoted many years of compassionate voluntary service.
He was an avid runner completing his final Boston Marathon in his 60’s.

Jeff is survived by wife, Joan, children Doug, Greg, Scott, Ann and their families, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by son Mark Taber and sister Janet A Walls.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 Thursday, July 12 at St. John’s Church, 191 County Road, Barrington, RI. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Jeffery Taber Scholarship Fund, St Andrews School, Barrington, RI. Arrangements are by the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside.

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  1. We were deeply saddened to learn of Jeff’s death. He was such a kind man and good neighbor. He was always a gentleman and greeted you with a kind and welcoming smile. We will miss him.
    Our thoughts and prayers goes to his wife and family.
    Michele Danish

  2. Jeffery was an old friend of mine. We were part of the first Graduating class in the MBA program at URI extension. We many hors working on statistics problems as students. I would see Jeff around Town during the years and always reminisce on schooldays.
    My best wishes to his family and condolences to all who knew him. A well remembered soul.

  3. To the Taber Family

    It is with the deepest sadness that I learned Jeff has left these earthly grounds. I have known Jeff since I joined St. Andrew’s School in September, 1991. He was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees. He was always welcoming, warm and supportive of both me, my family and our small School. Coming from the for-profit business world – it was uniquely gratifying to see someone like Jeff so willingly give of his time, talent and treasure for no other purpose than to advance a mission that touched his soul…a soul that had ample capacity to take on the problems of others and yet not falter.
    My family and I live on campus at 484 County Road, Barrington – a home that since 1999 bears a plaque in Jeff’s honor for his efforts and skills in developing relationships that allowed the School to acquire the property. While always carrying a special meaning to me – it will now be magnified in prayer.
    Fortunate I and the School have been to be associated with a gentleman of Jeff’s nature. His honesty and integrity unmatched. And while he never asked for payback, it is his now to be received kneeling in peace with our Lord.
    And finally, when I think of Jeff I think of a current song by Tim McGraw entitled “Humble and Kind” – attributes so perfectly defining this sweet gentleman’s character.
    While I will be unable to attend Jeff’s memorial services due to my own losses – I am confident that my reflections will be thematic of Jeff’s caring and wonderful life.
    With thoughts, prayers and thanks from the entire St. Andrew’s Community.
    Jim Meehan
    Chief Financial Officer
    St. Andrew’s School

  4. We were saddened to read about Jeff’s passing. He was a real gentleman and someone I always looked up to.

    Ched and Lee Ann Gladding
    Sarasota, FL

  5. Sorry to hear the news. My deepest sympathy to the Tabor family. Chip Hawkins

  6. Sorry to see news today Providence Journal. I liked Mr. Taber. Best of luck to Mrs. Taber and families during this difficult time. Sincerely, Matt Gilson

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