The Rev. Richard H. Taber died on May 24, 2021 surrounded by his family. In addition to his wife Joanne, he leaves his children, Chris, Matt, Laura, Maria, Joslin and Desean; and grandchildren, Katie, Ben, Rachel, Andrew, Ash, JoJo, Nicky and Elijah.
He was ordained at Yale Divinity School in 1976, and started his ministry at Wilton Congregational Church. He was then called to the Salisbury Congregational Church in 1981 eventually becoming Pastor Emeritus.
He was an organizer, a humanitarian and a spiritual guide. He was instrumental in bringing many organizations to the community including: the CROP Walk, The Housatonic Youth Service Bureau, EXTRAS, Habitat for Humanity, The Salisbury Housing Committee and the Foundation for Community Health. His contributions to this community are unending and will continue to help people for many future generations.
He enjoyed sailing, hiking and playing games with his family.
Pastor Dick’s family, friends, and Salisbury Congregational Church gathered to thank God for his life on Saturday, 29 May at 4pm. There were stories to tell and tributes to share. Gifts made in Dick’s memory support the church’s Christian Action ministries. The memorial service was live-streamed; you may watch on the church’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/SalisburyUCC.