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TABACKMAN--Dr. Albert M., a renowned osteopath, died of pancreatic cancer on December 16, 2015 at home in Charlottesville, VA at the age of 72. He was born on June 9, 1943 to Max and Ethelda Tabackman and grew up on 79th Street, working at their Womrath's Bookstore. He attended Camp Moosilauke every summer, his home away from home. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1960 before attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cooper Union School of Architecture, and Concord College of Athens, WV. He received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982, where he taught for five years. He had a green thumb, a warm heart, healing hands, and a profound love of nature and learning. A renaissance man, he was an accomplished physician, medical researcher, artist, builder, and business owner. He was partner and co-founder, with his wife, of Quilts Unlimited for 35 years. Dr. Tabackman is survived by his wife, Joan Fenton, his three children Ephraim Tabackman, Noa Summerfield, and Max Tabackman Fenton, and by his seven grandchildren, the youngest of whom was born earlier this month. A funeral is scheduled for 10am at Monticello Memory Gardens in Charlottesville, VA on Friday, December 18, 2015. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Museum of Natural History or the Bronx High School of Science Endowment Fund.

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Published in New York Times on Dec. 17, 2015.
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February 19, 2016
I had a wonderful conversation with Albert in 1994 - he hardly knew me, but that was one of the best multi-faceted conversations I've ever had! What a brilliant man he was, filled with warmth and knowledge.
Joy Bowman
December 18, 2015
What an amazing man. My condolences to family and friends. He will be greatly missed, but he his legacy is huge. He saved my life and inspired my daughter. Changed both of our lives profoundly. He showed me what medical care can be. And when he worked on me, he explained what he was doing to my 11-yr-old daughter (who went on to become a physician), brought out text books, explained anatomy, and gave her boxes of bones to try to put together. Words can't possibly express my gratitude for all he has done for us and I know I am only one of many. I found him because someone I ran into when I was in terrible shape said "When you don't know what to do, go to Albie Tabackman." Amen.
Anne Stanford
December 18, 2015
I remember "Albie" from my days at Camp Moosilauke. Sorry for your loss. Richard Zuckerman.
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