Obituary of Lillian Taubman
Lillian (Liffy) Taubman, mother of Dan Taubman and daughter-in-law Lissa Levin, passed away, July 5, 2018 at the age of 96. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Joseph Taubman, her son, Fred Taubman, and her son-in-law, Tom Lewis. Besides Dan and Lissa, she is survived by her daughter Susan Taubman, and by eight grandchildren - Amie Taubman (Mike Decker), Zac Taubman (Magi), Abby Colecchia (Mike), Lindsay Longenecker (Ryan), Audrey Cornelious (Eric), Lisa Tyson (Jeremy), Josh Burnley (Kelly Leas-Burnley), and Alex Burnley. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Liffy lived most of her life in New York City and Long Island and moved to Colorado about five years ago. After serving in the WACS during World War II and graduating from New York University, she worked as a homemaker and later, for many years, as secretary to her husband Joe’s law practice. Liffy enjoyed attending Broadway musicals and opera, and especially enjoyed performances of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. In the 1960s, she performed for several years with an amateur Gilbert and Sullivan organization on Long Island. Liffy enjoyed traveling to other countries and throughout the United States with her husband. After he passed away in 2000, she went on several round-the-world cruises. On those cruises, she relished the opportunity to dance nightly with “ambassadors,” who were employed to dance with single women.
Liffy and Joe co-authored Separate Stations, a book of poems they wrote to one another when Joe was stationed in India during World War II and she was stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Funeral services will be held at Beth David Cemetery in New York City on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Shiva services will be held on Wednesday andThursday, July 11 and 12, at the home of Dan and Lissa, 1846 South Manor Lane, Lakewood, CO 80232. People are invited to come at 6:30 p.m., with the minyan service to begin at 7 p.m. Contributions in Liffy’s memory may be made to B’nai Havurah or the Empire Lyric Players (elps.org), a Colorado organization dedicated to the performance of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.