NEW HAVEN — Edsel F. Taber, 91, of New Haven, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. He was surrounded by a house full of family members.
Born in Cato, New York, on Dec. 21, 1927, he was the son of the late William (Burt) and Isabelle (Warren) Taber.
Ed worked as a Stock Clerk at Ball & Wilson for 25 years. He then worked as a Service Manager at Burritt Motors for 15 years. He finished his working career as the Operator of Ed’s Sunoco service station in New Haven, retiring in 1998.
Throughout the years he ran a dairy farm at home and enjoyed tinkering on vehicles as a hobby.
He served in the Army, a veteran of World War II.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Lillian (Cunningham); a son, Edward (Jan) Taber; four daughters, Joan (Les) Cornell, Cheryl Truax, Melody Tompkins and Gloria (Jeffrey) Yerdon; three sisters, Minette Fitts, Beatrice Sears and Isabell Bateman; 18 grandchildren, Terri (Kevin) Douglas, William (Pam) Calderone, Khristie (Shane) Phillips, Robert (Jessica) Calderone, Candice (Frank) Clavelli, Christine Payne, Lyle Burnett, James Burnett, Justin (Marissa) Taber, Stanton (Angela) Taber, Israel (Tabitha) Vosseller, Billie Jo Thompson, Bobbie Jo (Jeffrey) Hackett, Bettie Jo Cronk, Barbie Jo (Nathan) Grey, Christopher (Jordan) Yerdon, Jessica Yerdon, Jerica Yerdon; 31 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Carol (Rodney) Woolson in 2005, two brothers and five sisters, as well as his parents.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Harter Funeral Home, Inc. 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, New York.
He will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at North Scriba Union Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the New Haven Fire Hall immediately following the calling hours on Saturday.
Online condolences: www.harterfuneralhome.com