Putnam, CT – On Sunday, December 13, 2020, the Lord called home to rest Charles “Russ” Tabor after a courageous battle with Covid-19. Prior to his death Charles had been living at the Colonial Health and Rehab Center of Plainfield, CT. Before that, Charles was a long-time resident of Putnam, CT. Charles was born to Hilda and Hollis Tabor in Uxbridge, MA on October 13, 1931.
Charles served in the US Navy during the Korean War serving on a minesweeper off the coast of Japan. He retired from Raytheon and then spent his time with his friends at the Art Guild in Putnam, CT exploring his hobbies of photography and painting.
Charles was predeceased by his brothers Paul Tabor of Waltham, MA and Rick Tabor of Medway, MA, his ex-wife M. Norma Tabor and his son Jay Tabor of Martinsburg, WV.
Charles is survived by his son Derek Tabor of North Providence, RI, his daughter Holly Tabor-Hall and her wife Kris Tabor-Hall of Andover, NH, his sisters Joan Crawford of Bellingham, MA and Tina Curtis of Bellingham, MA, his second wife Margarite Karpensky of Putnam, CT, his granddaughters Laurie Tabor of Holliston, MA, Makala Hubbs of Bellingham, MA and Heidi Healy of Beverly, MA. He also leaves 15 nieces and nephews.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Pat Rychwalski for all of the friendship and care she gave to Charles during his last few years.