Carl Nicholas Tabar

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Carl Tabar, Grandfather of Jonathan Tabar, Class of 1999, Willliam Tabar, Class of 2001 and Andrew Tabar, Class of 2005. Please keep the Tabar family in your prayers.

CARL NICHOLAS TABAR, 97, entered into eternal life November 11, 2023. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Bassett) for nearly 72 years; loving father of David (Donna), Laurel Bender (Philip-deceased), Susan Farquhar, and Paul (Kathleen); grandfather of Jonathan (Caryn), William (Maresa), Andrew (Amanda), Kathryn (Cody), Jennifer (John Paul), Mathew (Joss), Kimberly (James), Michelle (Adam), James, Michael (Megan), Christine (Joseph), Nicholas (Elizaveta), and Elizabeth (Austin); great-grandfather of 23; brother of Rosemary, Linda, and the late John, Elizabeth, Anton, Teresa, Edward, Richard, and baby Frances.

Following graduation from Fairview Park High School, Carl attended baseball school in Florida. Upon returning home, he became a skilled carpenter, working closely with his father, John, and several brothers. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army’s Americal Infantry Division (1944-1946) in The Philippines and Japan. Post-war, Carl became a well-known local softball player, married his sweetheart, Shirley (1950) at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and became a devoted husband and loving father who always enjoyed helping others. Carl and Shirley became builder-owner-operators of The Manor Motel (1960-1984), where many of their guests became long-time friends. Carl later retired from the Cleveland Institute of Art as Operations Manager (1995) and became an avid creator of beautiful hand-hooked rugs, many of which were his own vision and design. Moving to St. Cloud, Florida he enjoyed playing baseball once again, while calling games from the scoring booth he shared with Shirley when not playing. In 2003 they returned to Westlake, living out their remaining time together with their growing family and friends.

Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Road (West of Columbia Rd.) SUNDAY Nov. 19th from 2-4PM. Funeral Service MONDAY Nov. 20th 11AM at St. Peter Episcopal Church, 18001 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Westlake. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Carl to St. Peter Episcopal Church, Rector’s Discretionary Fund.

Posted on: November 14, 2023

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Carl Nicholas Tabar

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