RIP Donald J. Taber 1941-2022
altDONALD J. TABER age 80 of Mount Morris, NY, died Tuesday March 1, 2022 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, NY. He was born the son of Lynford and Mabel (Mattoon) Taber on September 20, 1941 in Sonyea, NY. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard from 1960-68 during the Vietnam War. He married Brenda DiSalvo on September 27, 1997. Prior to his retirement in 1997 he was employed as a safety officer at Craig Development Center in Sonyea for over 36 years. He also worked for the Mount Morris Police Department and was a former Village Zoning officer. He also worked as a Bus Driver for Adonnino Brothers and the ARC of Livingston and Wyoming County. He joined the Groveland Fire Department in 1958 then be became a member of the Mount Morris Fire Department in 1968 having served as Past Chief of the Department for 2 different terms 1984-85 and 2001-2002, Livingston County VFA and County Chiefs Association where he was a past president, Western New York Firemen’s Association serving as Trustee for Livingston County, FASNY, New York State Chiefs Association. He was also a member of the Hally-Allen American Legion Post 1341 in Sonyea, American Veterans #187 and Color Guard in Dansville, Dansville Moose Lodge, Genesee Valley Masonic Lodge #122, AFL-CIO Council #82 retirees and the Advisory Board for NYS Corrections. He is survived wife of nearly 25 years Brenda DiSalvo-Taber, Children Mark Taber, Lisa Taber and Reed Taber all of Rochester, Cindy Taber of Nunda and Step-son James (Rebecca) DiSalvo of Rochester. Several Grandchildren. Sister-in-law Nancy Taber of Wales Center. Several nieces, nephews and many dear and loving friends. He was predeceased by his Son Dwayne Friends may call Tuesday March 8 from 4-7 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris where a Firefighter’s and American Legion Service will be held at 7 pm. Spring Interment at Mount Morris Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to the Mt. Morris Fire/Rescue Dept. Co. Inc., PO Box 127, Mount Morris, NY 14510. Sign the online registry at
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