Donald L. Tarabori “beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend”
ROULETTE, Pa.---Donald LeRoy Tarabori, 80, of Roulette, formerly of Galeton and Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on July 27, 1937 in Coudersport, he was a son of Marshall A. and Eleanor Doud Tarabori. On September 2, 1967 in Gaines, he married Cora Mae Northrop, who survives.
Don graduated from Galeton High School, Class of 1955. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a supplies clerk.
He was employed at Corning Glass Works and later was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Lastly he was a Pennsylvania State Liquor Store manager, managing stores in Galeton, Austin and Coudersport, retiring after 32 years of service. He served as treasurer of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for the local district.
Don’s parents operated West Pike Sales and Service where Don got his love for Hudsons and “fast cars”. He was noted throughout his younger years as “the guy with the neatest and fastest cars”. He owned and raced a drag car and a dirt track racecar. He was a member of the Hudson Essex Terraplane Club. He was an avid NASCAR fan and had been interviewed for a position with the NASCAR truck circuit before his illness. He loved traveling, remote control cars and remote control planes. His greatest love was family.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Scot Tarabori of Roulette and Michael (Paula Phelps) Tarabori of Coudersport; five grandchildren, Lauren, Brandon, Mason, Clayton and Taylor; two step-grandsons, Dylan (Erin) Clark and Brandon Lee Clark; four great-grandchildren, Hadynn, Nevaeh, Elaina, and Aria; a brother, Ronald Tarabori of Galeton; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; his two dogs, Sadie Mae and Bella; and his cat, Chester.
In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Lynne Tarabori.
There will be no public visitation. A private family celebration of Don’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.
Don’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roulette Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 172, Roulette, PA 16746 or to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Don, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com