Eric Taub
Eric Taub

Obituary of Eric Simon Taub

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In Loving Memory of Eric Simon Taub (1956-2024)


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Eric Simon Taub on January 20, 2024, at the age of 67. Eric was a dance critic and a lover of cats, ballet, spicy food, and kindness.


Born and raised in Saratoga Springs, New York, Eric graduated from Columbia University in 1978 and continued his education at the Columbia School of Journalism, completing his studies in 1979. He called Manhattan his home, though in recent years, he spent time in Saratoga Springs, providing support to his aging parents.


Though Eric’s bread-and-butter work was in desktop publishing and various IT roles, his true love was the ballet, a passion that would define much of his life. Eric's articulate and uniquely witty reviews of ballet performances, published in Ballet News and other outlets, showcased his deep knowledge and love for the art form.


An animal lover, Eric was particularly fond of cats. His dedication to supporting cat rescues reflected his compassionate nature. His cherished feline companion, Boris Borosovitch Ratmansky, held a special place in his heart, and Eric mourned his passing in November 2022.


Eric was not only a loving family member but also a selfless friend who gave generously to others. His kindness, intellect, and sharp wit will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.


He is survived by his father, Lewis Taub, his siblings, Michael and Sarah Taub, and his two sons, David and Kevin Taub. Eric's memory will live on in the hearts of those he touched, and his legacy will endure through the love and kindness he shared with the world.


In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Anjellicle Cats Rescue,, a cause dear to Eric's heart.


Good night, sweet prince, and may flights of cats and ballerinas surround you.


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