TAUBE HAIGHT
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HAIGHT--Taube E., passed away peacefully on June 8 in New York City at age 94 with all three of her daughters by her side. Born in Latvia and raised in South Africa, Taube traveled the world in her 20s. Portable Olivetti typewriter in tow, she worked for the United Nations in Rome, London, and Montreal. Aboard a USA-bound freighter she met the ship's first mate and a three- year courtship ensued. They married and settled in Manhattan's Tudor City, near the UN Secretariat. After her husband's untimely death in 1973, Taube earned her BA, completed MBA coursework, and embarked on a new career, eventually becoming a vice president at Manufacturers Hanover, all while raising her school-age daughters. She left the bank in her 60s, worked another 20 years in real estate, and "retired" at age 85. All who knew and loved Taube admired her intelligence, generosity, style, and adventurous spirit. Taube lived independently and remained young in mind and heart until the very end. She read The New York Times from cover to cover every day and was always up on the latest doings in her beloved New York City. Predeceased by husband Capt. Stanley Reed Haight, Jr. and brother Simon. Survived by her daughters and their husbands Karen (Laurence), Margaret (Steven), and Laura (Andrew); grandchildren Celeste, Spyder, and Schuyler; and extended family and friends. We love and miss her deeply. Donations may be made to Tudor City Greens, Inc., 5 Tudor City Place #1-E, NYC 10017.

Published in New York Times from Jun. 28 to Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 10, 2020
I know Taube from work, and she always amazed me. I wish I knew the secret to her health and vitality because she was so sharp and eloquent! I wish that we could all age like her. Rest in peace, lovely Taube!
Jennifer Boral
Neighbor
June 30, 2020
Sending love and respect for all the hard work that made the remaining years of Taubes life as good as it could be
Alice J Klugherz
Acquaintance
June 30, 2020
Sending love to Karen and her sisters for this very sad journey that losing a parent is
Alice J Klugherz
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
I'm Gonna miss Mrs Taube Haights Olot ! I been her Doorman almost 18 years and all she showed me was Olot of love and respect and always took care of me ! May She sleep in peace ❤
Jerry Vaca
Friend
June 29, 2020
I worked with Taube at Manufacturers Hanover. She became a friend in addition to our being colleagues. I wish I had stayed in touch. My deepest condolences to the daughters she always talked about with such love.
Debbie Faust
Coworker
June 29, 2020
Dearest Taube, gone but not forgotten. You have left us some many precious memories to last us forever. You live in our hearts! You were loved unconditionally and we will continue to love you!
Carlis Parish
Friend
June 28, 2020
Taube was clearly an amazing woman, wish we had gotten the chance to meet her. (She also sounds a lot like my Mom! -C.)! Laura, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Christina Milburn and Jeff Knopf
Friend
June 28, 2020
Taube was a great lady. I feel privileged to have met her through my dear dear friend, Karen. May her memory be a blessing.
Bonnie Stein
Friend
June 28, 2020
Taube Was my neighbor and dear friend for 25 years. I read her obituary, never knew all those things that she did. She was very humble, loved her children and grandchildren. She was a generous Tudor City resident, she donated to the two parks, sometimes anonymously. It was my great pleasure to know and love this woman dearly. Her friend, Louise Segallis.
Louise Segallis
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