Taber de Forest Jr.


Died July 30, 1987

College: Davenport

Widow: Mrs. Nancy de Forest Jr.
van Renesselaan 39
1901 KJ Castricum, The Netherlands

Taber de Forest was born on September 30, 1939 in Evanston, Illinois. After finishing high school in Evanston, he went to Yale for four years and graduated in 1961. He then worked at Yale University for one year as a physics researcher. In 1962, he and his wife Nancy moved to California. Taber studied physics at Stanford University. After receiving a Doctorate Degree of Physics in 1966, he moved back to the East Coast to Winchester, Mass. For two years he worked at MIT as a theoretical physicist.

From 1968 until 1970, Taber, his wife and two children lived in Paris, France. During this time, he worked in Orsay, France at the physics laboratory. Then from 1970 until his death in 1987, he worked as a theoretical physicist in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Taber died of ALS leaving behind his wife and three children. It’s a pity that he will never see his granddaughter and two grandsons. But it’s wonderful that life continues.

—by Nancy de Forest