TAPPAN, Robert Avaline "Tap" 91, of Chestnut Hill, on March 27, 2009. Devoted husband of the late Anne Stickney Tappan; loving father of Olivia Tappan of Waltham, Robert Tappan of Manchester, NH, and Anne Tappan of Cambridge; proud Grandfather of Joshua Tappan of Manchester, NH. Tap was born in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. He was a graduate of the Belmont Hill School, a lifetime member of The Country Club, The Boston Garden Club and enthusiastic WGBH Auction Volunteer for over 30 years. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He had the love of his family and many friends. He is deeply missed. Please join us for a Memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 23rd at the Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill. Burial will be held privately at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Belmont Hill School, 350 Prospect St., Belmont, MA 02478 or to the charity of your choice. J.S. Waterman & Sons & Waring Wellesley 781-235-4110
Published in Boston Globe on Apr. 5, 2009.