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Stanley Tauber and members of his family wave at fire department volunteers.

World War II veteran Stanley Tauber of Hastings celebrated his 101st birthday with a parade on Thursday, Dec. 31. 

Tauber sat outside his home with family and friends as Hastings Volunteer Fire Department vehicles passed by with their lights and sirens on. The procession stopped halfway so the volunteers could step out and applaud Tauber.

Tauber served as a staff sergeant in the 500th Bomb Squadron in the South Pacific. In Hastings, he joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 200 in 1959, served as commander in 1962, ’63, ’64, and 2000, and then as quartermaster for 12 additional years. 

Tauber has lived in Hastings for more than 70 years. He and his late wife, Ginny, raised their daughter, Carol, and son, David, in the village. Tauber is a grandfather of five and great-grandfather of two. 

For more than 35 years, Tauber excelled as a tool and die maker. Working at Anaconda Wire & Cable in Hastings and Refined Sugars & Syrups in Yonkers, he earned a reputation as the “go-to guy” for complex projects. 

Tauber talked about his life as part of the “Veterans Living History” series recorded for Greenburgh Public Access TV. To view the video, visit www.greenburghpublicaccess.com and search for “Stanley Tauber.”

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