Stuart Paul Tauber

Stuart Paul Tauber, of Longboat Key, Florida and Plymouth, MA, passed Tuesday, September 5th after two years of failing health.

Born in Patterson, N.J. on March 23, 1940, he was the son of the late Eugene Tauber and Carolyn (Greenberg) Tauber. He graduated from Columbia High School in South Orange, New Jersey and Muhlenberg College in 1958 where he received a Bachelor Degree. He married his high school sweetheart Alice Goodman, 1969 (divorced 1972). Alice and Stuart share a daughter, Rebecca Jane (Tauber) Nidorf who was born in 1970.

On September 7th, 1986, he married Jacquelyn Strople and they shared 37 wonderful years together. Jackie was a devoted wife, who created loving and warm homes for them wherever they lived. She took wonderful care of Stu. They traveled to his beloved Ireland and enjoyed many other adventures together. The past few years, as his health failed, Jackie provided all of his health care needs. She went above and beyond, and he was so grateful for her loving care. He was close with Jackie’s family as well. Stu and Jackie were dog lovers and shared many rescue dogs over the years. He adored their most recent rescue, Casey.

After college, Stuart began his career as a salesman at Dun and Bradstreet in New York City. After leaving D & B he held several executive positions in the N.Y and N.J. area. He then accepted a position at Storer Television Sales, Inc in 1973. In 1975 he accepted the position of National Sales Manager at WSBK (TV 38) television Boston. He retired from WSBK in 1999 having risen to the position of Senior Vice President/General Manager. He loved his career and forged many wonderful connections and deep friendships.

Stuart was in the United States Army for thirty-seven years, both as an enlisted soldier and as an officer. After active duty, he served the majority of the time in the National Guard, retiring with a rank of Colonel in April 2000.

He joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts in 1984 and was honored to serve as Captain Commanding from 2002-2003, the 294th Commander. He made lifelong bonds and remained in the Ancients until his death. In his words: “Commanding this historic organization has brought the highest degree of pride and many lifetime memories”.

Stuart had a love of soldiers and history from the age of 4, when he began collecting soldiers. His time in the Army and the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company allowed him to have a full immersion with all that he enjoyed and held dear since childhood.

Stuart was gregarious and warm. He was a joiner, a leader and had a huge heart. He had the best sense of humor and could light up any room with a funny story or warm smile. As one close friend put it: “There’s lots to say, to remember and even to treasure. A wonderful man, thoroughly decent, who stood for things.” Another friend said: “He was the best person I ever knew.”
Stuart is survived by his loving wife, Jacquelyn Tauber, his beloved daughter, Rebecca (Tauber) Nidorf, his son-in-law, David Nidorf, his granddaughters, whom he adored, Emilia and Phoebe, his brother, Robert Tauber and his sister-in-law Janet DeGirolamo, his nieces and nephews, and his beloved friends of which there are too many to name. He was predeceased by his brother Richard Tauber.

Calling Hours Have Been Omitted
In lieu of Flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project
Burial, to which friends and family are invited, will take place at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, September 19th at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts. Please plan to arrive no later than 11:15 AM and proceed to the Main Gate where members of the Massachusetts National Guard will line up the cars for the procession to the chapel.

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