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Irvin Taube

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Irvin Taube of Brookline, passed away peacefully at home on March 18, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Rebekah, in 2008. He is survived by his brother Gerald Taube and his children Samuel Taube and Isabel Taube and her husband Gregory Donovan. Irvin was a psychoanalyst with a private practice from 1965 until 2005. He graduated from Tufts University (1955) and Harvard Medical School (1959). He did his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, had a teaching fellowship at Harvard Medical School (1960-62), and served as a commissioned officer of the United States Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health (1962-64). In addition to having his own practice, Irvin was an Instructor in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School; a staff psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center; and a Supervisor in psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program from 1966 until his retirement in 2003. Throughout his life, he was a devoted admirer and supporter of the fine and decorative arts. He was involved in a number of Boston arts groups and organizations, including the Fogg Fellows, Save Venice, and the Seminarians, and he was a member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He also helped to establish the Brookline Preservation Commission. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irvin's memory to the Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, www.harvardartmuseums.org or to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (ATTN: MFA Fund, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, 617-369-3896, www.mfa.org/give).

Published in The Brookline Tab from Mar. 23 to Mar. 30, 2015
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