Paul S.  Taber Jr.
DOWNSVILLE - On Sept. 28, 2019, Paul S. Taber Jr. passed away while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, near Hatteras, North Carolina.
The son of Paul Sr. and Evelyn Dugan Taber, he was born June 26, 1944, in Margaretville.
Paul was a math teacher for more than 30 years at Downsville Central School, where he also coached basketball, was a school photographer, ski club and class adviser.
Following his retirement in 2002, he spent time at his hunting camp in the Catskills and property in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Paul was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, skiing, kayaking, hiking and photography. He had a love of Labrador dogs and enjoyed duck hunting on the East Branch River.
He was a member of the Triple City Ski Club and O&Y Hunting Club.
Survivors include two sons, Brooke Taber; his wife, Nicole Taber of Milton, Vermont; and Tye Taber and his partner, Leah Sandvoss of Boise, Idaho; two grandsons, Greyson and Austin Taber; one niece, Kari Bou; and one nephew, Taber McNaughton.
He was predeceased by his wife, Lorna Taber in July 2010; and one sister, Mary McNaughton in 1991.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Harris Funeral Home, Roscoe. A celebration of Paul's life will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Margaretville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Paul's name may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, Roscoe, 607-498-4929,
Published on October 1, 2019


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Taber McNaughton
Oct 09, 2019
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Ed and Peggy Hall
Oct 02, 2019
So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. We have fond memories of our vacations together at Avon.
Dave Watterman
Oct 02, 2019
Shared many good moments with Paul in Hatteras. We were supposed to see him last month, but the hurricane intervened. I will miss sharing a good craft beer with him.