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.
Published in New York Times on Oct. 29, 2017.