Myron Taube
August 31, 2017

Visitation Information

September 3 2017 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

September 3 2017 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc, 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

TAUBE, MYRON: on August 31, 2017; Beloved husband and friend of the late Marion Cohn Taube, Beloved father of David Mark (Michelle) Taube of Eugene, OR, Ethel Marie (Glenn) Harmon of Pittsburgh, PA, Deborah and the late George Simon (Deborah) Taube of Pittsburgh, PA, and Martin Gene Taube of Pittsburgh, PA. Brother of Jack Harris Taube of Los Angeles, CA and Frances Pearl Lederer of Rockville, MD. Grandfather of Rachel Hana and Benjamin Kai Taube, Sasha Leah, Dmitry (Dima) Yitzchak, Rena Sophia and Shimon Gustav Harmon, Gabrielle Shana, Lyla Felice and Elaina Anna Taube, and Rachel Leah, Foster Nicholas and Sarah Jane Taube. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Writer and retired professor of English, University of Pittsburgh. Army veteran of the Korean War. Lived a life full of kindness, caring and friendship to all he met. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment Mount Lebanon Cemetery/Temple Emanuel Section. Contributions may be made to the Myron Taube Award for Fiction Writing, University of Pittsburgh, Development Office, 300 Craig Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260


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I last spoke with Dr. Taube a week ago yesterday, Thursday, and we had a long, lively conversation about politics and like subjects. It was a delight, as always, to get his opinion on life and other matters. Dr. Taube was one of my English professors at Kutztown (then) State College in Pennsylvania.. Because he was involved in drama, we also acted together in "The Cave Dwellers" and did a skit from "Caesar and Cleopatra". You can imagine what roles we played! Dr. Taube and his wife, whom I called Imi, were like my Jewish parents over these decades. I have fond, warm memories of both of them, as well as there four children, for whom I babysat from time to time and joined them for Shabbas dinner on many occasions. For the Taube family, I am truly sorry for you all with the loss of your Dad and Granddad. He spoke highly of all of you. Finally, I can only think of Shakespeare's words who wrote in Hamlet, "Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." Indeed, Good Night dear professor.

By Carol A. Kalinoski - September 01, 2017