Harold R. Taber
1919-2014 WHITE CREEK Harold Raymond Taber 95, of Quaker Hill Road, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Centers for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls, where he had been a resident for less than a month. Born May 11, 1919 on the family homestead in White Creek, he was the second son of Raymond James and Cora Potter Taber. After graduating from Hoosick Falls High School, class of 1938, he was drafted into the United States Army. Harold was a member of the newly formed 697th Field Artillery Battalion. He saw action in Italy and the Rhineland and received several medals including the Bronze Star. After the war he worked on his own farm and with his brothers in the maple sugar business. In 1961, he started driving school buses for the Hoosick Falls school district and did so until the mandatory retirement age of 65. Harold and older brother Wales were more than brothers, they were best friends. They traveled the country side together going to horse pulls, restaurants and other events. Playing pitch was a favorite activity of Harold's. In his later years, dining out at Benson's and the Burger Den was not only for sustenance but his favorite social activity. Harold was the last of "The Taber Boys", predeceased by Wales, Warren, Ivan and Maurice. Survivors include 13 nieces, nephews and their families and his sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wallen Taber, Alice Wallen Taber and Mary Taber Nemitz. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends and relatives are invited to call on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at ACKLEY ROSS FUNERAL HOME, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge. A funeral service, conducted by Pastor Dale Hall, will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m. Harold will be buried, with much deserved military honors, at Center White Creek Cemetery following the funeral. For those desiring to remember Harold in a special way the family requests donations be made to either the White Creek Fire Department, 1111 County Route 68, Eagle Bridge, NY 12057 or The Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, 37 Gilbert Street, Cambridge, NY 12816. Please visit www.ackleyrossfuneralhome.com to share a memory of Harold or send a condolence.
Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home
73 West Main St Cambridge, NY 12816
Published in Bennington Banner on June 16, 2014