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.
Published in New York Times on Dec. 17, 2015.