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age 88, of Tenafly, New Jersey formerly of Paterson, NJ, passed away on October 27, 2017. Beloved husband of Arlene Taub; loving father of Sandra Taub (deceased), Michelle and Scott Tesser, and Marc and Karen Taub. Beloved Papa of Carly and Scott Laffie, Michael and Alexandra Tesser, Jason Taub and Alexis Taub. Great grandfather of Sklyar Laffie. Loyal brother of Henry (deceased) and his wife Marilyn. Mr. Taub attended Rutgers University and in 1949 joined his brother to found Automatic Payroll, which later became Automatic Data Processing Company (ADP), where he served as Vice President until his retirement in 1969. Mr. Taub helped grow ADP into America's largest provider of payroll and back- office services. Following his retirement, Mr. Taub became involved in many other interests. He became a principal owner of the New Jersey Nets in the late 1970s, and proceeded to serve as the team's President. Mr. Taub also owned a stable of race horses, and helped pioneer new scientific analysis and breeding in the field. Mr. Taub also continued to broaden his interests via philanthropic endeavors. In an effort to turn his personal tragedy of the loss of his eldest child, Sandra, he has funded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and was instrumental in the building of The Evelyn Lauder Breast Cancer Center. Furthermore, Mr. Taub never forgot his Paterson roots and kept strong ties to the community by starting the TaubDoby League. The league is an afterschool basketball program run in conjunction with the Paterson public school system that combines academics and sports with the objective of keeping kids off the streets. Players in the league that excel in basketball and perform well academically are given scholarships to private high schools. Several recipients have gone on to become professional athletes. Other various charities have benefited from Mr. Taub's efforts via the Joseph and Arlene Taub Foundation. Mr. Taub contributed to the Technion/Israel Institute of Technology, helping to fund the institute's computer science program. Mr. Taub was also a significant driving force in the establishment of the JCC On The Palisades, and has continued to support the JCC's programing. In addition, Mr. Taub has contributed to other Jewish causes, including Temple Emanuel of Closter New Jersey and the United Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. Services will be 2:00pm, Sunday, October 28, 2011 at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, NJ. Interment to follow at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.

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Published in New York Times on Oct. 29, 2017.
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October 23, 2020
We will always remember Joe and his quote that everyday was his birthday and every night is New Year’s Eve. You are missed and we remain in contact with Arlene .
Susan and Phil Sassower, NYC
Philip Sassower
December 8, 2017
My condolences to the Taub Family,

I remember Joe from many years ago when we played basketball together for Eastside High School, Paterson, N.J. He was a great guy - very friendly with a great smile on his face. Unbelievable - met Joe accidentally at the Meadowlands race track. Was leaving early when I passed this man whose face looked familiar; asked my friend to wait a moment and I went back and asked the man if his name was Joe Taub - and he said yes - and your Tony Shenekji! The guy had not seen me since high school - some thirty years ago. What a memory - unbelievable! I could go on with more - only wish our paths had crossed again. Keep thinking of that guy. When he was interviewed by the Newark Evening News (years ago) - sent him a congratulatory note.

Will miss the chance of not meeting him again.

Anthony Shenekji
November 17, 2017
Heartfelt sympathies. Passing of a great man.
Herbert Becker
November 1, 2017
My sincere condolences to Arlene, Michelle, Marc, and all of the family members who loved Joe. Arlene and Joe have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember, with Arlene being my mother's best friend and confidant. I will never forget Joe's bright smile, charismatic personality and the respect I have always had for him. He will be missed by many, most importantly by the family and friends who knew him best.
Lori Moran
October 31, 2017
To the Taub Family, Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Mr. Taub was a good man and a good friend to my Dad and family. God Bless. The Doby Family.
Kimberly Doby
October 31, 2017
To the Taub Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
October 31, 2017
With sincere condolences to his family.
Jean-Pierre Trebot, Friars Club
Jean-Pierre Trebot
October 30, 2017
Its with a heavy heart that I hear of Mr Taubs passing... I am grateful our paths crossed and I had the opportunity to be part of his health team... he called me 'pal' ... I will always smile when thinking of him. One of human kinds gems is now adding gleam and grace in another place. Rest in Peace. My condolences to Mrs Taub and the entire family.
Sydney Lohan
October 30, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Arlene and the entire family.
Lester Kerschner
October 29, 2017
I was the usher covering his Nets seating area in my early days at the Meadowlands Sports Complex 33 years ago. Always a gracious man and he hosted past and current presidents, celebrities and business associates alike in those seats. Ran into him at events at the Bergen PAC, he always remembered me. Rest Easy Mr. Taub
Keith McElwee
October 29, 2017
My deepest sympathy, Frances Slick Coyne
October 29, 2017
To a man who's been my friend for over 30 years we've had a lot of fun and a lot of vacations and Dinners together that I will surely miss our fun times but words can never say how great a person you really are Joe .You will always be the Boss
Gary Sciacca
October 29, 2017
To a great Owner and more importantly a great person. Thank you for always being there. I will miss our dinners and that laugh.
Rest in peace
Albert King
October 29, 2017
My deepest condolences
Gary Sussman
October 29, 2017
Arlene, I Just read of the passing of your beloved Joseph. It was disquieting to hear of your loss. I am truely sympathetic of how you are feeling. May you reflect on God's loving words found at Jeremiah 29:11 to ease your pain.
October 28, 2017
Fare well To this wonderful ,loving ,caring & humble person . This is how we know Mr.Taub at Allwood family dentistry .. Mr. Taub you are going to be missed By all of us.. May your soul Rest In Peace..
R Molina
October 28, 2017
Rest In Peace,joe! Arnold Cohen
Arnold Cohen
October 28, 2017
Our heartfelt condolences to Arlene Taub and the entire Taub family. We will always remember our beloved friend, Joe, for his positive attitude that was reflected in his statement that every day was his birthday and every night was New Year's Eve.

Susan & Phil Sassower, NYC
Philip Sassower
October 28, 2017
Joe took me under his wing when he learned I was from Paterson. He was so supportive of me during my time at the NJ Nets and beyond. He helped to make me a better person. Such a beautiful and kind man. He will always have a special place in my heart.

My condolences to all his family and friends.

With love...
Gina Coleman
October 28, 2017
Greg Sciacca
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