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Frank E. Campbell - The Funeral Chapel

1076 Madison Ave, New York, NY

OBITUARY

Andrew F Tauber

July 17, 1946July 12, 2020

TAUBER--Andrew F. Passed away at NYU Langone Hospital on July 12 - five days prior to his 74th birthday. The cause was complications from septic shock. Born and bred in Manhattan, Andrew graduated from Loyola School in 1964 and from Georgetown University in 1968. A talented interior designer, he ran Andrew F. Tauber Interiors in New York for over 45 years. He loved antique French furniture, Chinese porcelain, fresh oysters, and fine French food. He is survived by his husband, Robert M. Cohn, who was his partner for 32 years, and by many good friends and clients around the world. A graveside service was held on July 17th. Comments and tributes may be left at www.frankecampbell.com

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Michael Moore

July 29, 2020

Andrew and I were freshman-year roommates at Georgetown University in 1964, brought together by the luck of the draw. I came from a small town in South Louisiana, and had only visited New York City once. Someone who had grown up on East 72nd Street was, understandably, a rarity in my experience. Naturally a transplant from Opelousas, LA was an equal rarity for Andrew. But he took me under his wing, suggesting much needed improvements to my wardrobe, introducing me to upgrades in art, literature, and foods, but allowing me to keep certain southern colloquialisms in my vocabulary, just for fun.
My real education began when he graciously invited me up to the City to share Thanksgiving with his family, as well as to provide me with an array of intellectual and artistic delights, including my first, but thankfully not last, visit to the Metropolitan Museum. In addition to his family, I met Margaret and Ricardo, and on Sunday, I was even allowed to march with him and Ricardo down the aisle at St. Ignatius Loyola Church - wearing red-and-white vestments - in the processional that started High Mass (as they always did, if my memory does not deceive).
When I read Andrew’s obituary in the Times, the first image that came into my mind, strangely enough, was of the vase of peacock feathers that he kept on the table in our dormitory room in Old North at Georgetown. Afterwards I remarked to a mutual friend of ours, “I’m sure peacock feathers everywhere are at half-staff today.”

Anita Lapof

July 27, 2020

Hello Bob -
I was very saddened to learn of Andrew's passing. Though we had lost touch recently - in part due to the closure of our pool classes,
I have great memories of his charm and humor - not to mention his
impeccable taste and joie de vivre.
It was you, Bob and Andrew who introduced my husband and me
to musee de Commando before our travels to Paris - while we three enjoyed apperitifs in the West Village at one of your favorite
watering holes..
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
With fond memories -

Anita

Elisabeth DeMarse

July 25, 2020

Once I retired, Andrew and I spoke about once a week. Usually he would tell me about a fabulous lunch Bob and he had that week, or share a recipe, or talk about politics. He always asked about Jim, Katie, Dan, Brittany (Dan’s girlfriend) and Margot, my grand-daughter. Andrew ended up knowing everything about the family, more than my sisters or other friends—Jim’s play readings, Margot’s first steps, Katie’s application and admission to graduate school.
Andrew was so brave the last year of his life when he was in terrible pain. He extended himself to meet with me, to come by the apartment in his wheelchair, and attend our annual New Year’s Day party. Andrew was a teacher and so generous in time and spirit. Andrew was a true friend.

Mitch Lockamy

July 23, 2020

To Bob and the Tauber family, we are very sorry for your loss. My husband and I have been very good friends with Bob and Andrew for decades having lived at 44 Gramercy. Andrew had a huge heart and soul and was captivating to say the least. And protective over Splash and his pet fish who he kept in a cocktail glass while feeding the fish small bites of shrimp.

We loved Andrew and we miss him. God bless your good soul Andrew.

Mitch Lockamy & Carrington Edmunds
New Orleans, LA

Dick/Dabney Schmitt

July 19, 2020

Remarks at Andrew Tauber’s Burial Service (7-17-2020)

How fitting it is that Andrew is being laid to rest on his 73rd birthday. Andrew loved birthdays, celebrations of any kind, or simply joining friends, new and old, for good food and fine wine. And he was always the life of the party!

No menu was ever read before a good bottle of wine was served. Every course was explained in detail and finished with lots of rich desserts.

Andrew was a storyteller whom you never challenged even if his facts were slightly embellished. And we all know one of his favorite expressions was “I have more COMMON SENSE than anyone you have ever met.”

He was a very generous person to his friends and institutions, which he loved. Our grandchildren couldn’t understand why they weren’t allowed to play with the very special antique gifts from Uncle Andrew.

But what we remember most about Andrew this sad day is his love and devotion to his life partner, Bob.

Andrew, you will be missed beyond what words can convey. We will not say goodbye but rather “we will meet again”.

Love forever,

Dabney and Dick Schmitt

Lynne Lerner

July 19, 2020

Andrew -vivacious, charming, great sense of style and knowledge of fine art and detail, I see you smiling eyes full of excitement. I’m smiling back at you. Forever in our hearts.

Natasha Ippolito

July 18, 2020

I met Andrew through Bob in 2019, and we got together at Bob's apartment. Andrew entertained us with the fabulous stories of his life and the life that Bob and he enjoyed together over the last 30+ years. I loved hearing about NYC in the 1970s; the glamour and the grit. Andrew brought such detail and humor to his anecdotes; I felt like I was living back then, in a more luxurious and free-wheeling time. A recent transplant to NY, I took a job at a Catholic Boys' school and the students were pretty terrible at first...let's just say they were testing me, as NYC people do, to see how tough I was...Andrew loved hearing these stories, but he also gave me some great advice. He said, "Natasha, you have a beautiful life, with a husband who loves you, you don't need this SHIT!"... I laughed, but he was right. I quit that job. Andrew, you will be so missed. I will raise my champagne glass to you every time.

John M. Davis

July 17, 2020

I first met Andrew as we literally crossed paths at 76th and Madison Avenue, where I stopped him and said "aren't you a decorator?". When he said yes, I replied "I need a decorator. I am moving into my first apartment and I only have 2 weeks to furnish it." One of our many jokes was that those 2 weeks have continued throughout my life. That was over 47 years ago.
Andrew and I not only became the best of friends, but I suggested that we go into business together. Anyone reading this knew how incredibly talented Andrew was. I later became friendly with his entire family - his mother Kate, his aunt Betts, his brother Dick, and his dog Tanya, all of whom have been gone for many years now. We went dancing together in the disco days at Le Jardin, and laughed infectiously. I took him to Paris for his 50th birthday - until then, he had never been outside the United States. There he found a very special table that he treasured.
We celebrated birthdays and Christmas together. Andrew loved to cook and prepare special "tid bits" from his kitchen. He had pet names for all of his friends. Today would have been his 74th birthday.
Rest in Peace.
John M. Davis

FROM THE FAMILY

Andrew on our honeymoon in Ridgefield CT -- May 2012

FROM THE FAMILY

Andrew's high school yearbook photo --
Loyola School, New York NY -- June 1964

FROM THE FAMILY

Andrew on our honeymoon in Ridgefield CT -- May 2012

FROM THE FAMILY

Andrew's high school yearbook photo --
Loyola School, New York NY -- June 1964

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Andrew enjoying a cocktail at Montmartre restaurant --
May 2014

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Andrew and friend Pam Walker --
Southampton NY -- July 2013

FROM THE FAMILY

Andrew in Wilton CT -- May 2012

FROM THE FAMILY

July 2013 --
3 kids who grew up together at 125 East 72nd Street --
Andrew with sisters Pam Walker and Laura Danforth --
Southampton NY

FROM THE FAMILY

Celebrating Andrew's Birthday -- July 17, 2017
with old friends Margaret & Greg Hedberg --
East Quogue NY

FROM THE FAMILY

Andrew in his apartment --
December 2015

FROM THE FAMILY

Andrew in his apartment --
December 2015

FROM THE FAMILY

Andrew & his pet fish in Southampton NY --
July 2013

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