Seymour Tabin, 85, of Tamarac, Florida
Born Seymour Tabachnick in Brooklyn, NY he served in WWII as an army air force radio mechanic based in Alaska. Although he spent most of his life as a picture framer, Seymour was a prolific artist and poet, known as “Sy-the-Dauber” to his poetry friends and fans. Over his lifetime he enjoyed scuba diving, traveling the world with his beloved wife, Isabel, painting, writing, raising bonsais, action movies, nature films and an eclectic mix of books.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Isabel, children Jeffery, Kim and Faun, grandchildren Heath, Joshua, Matthew, Michael, Hannah, Caitlin, Michael and Dylan, his great-grandchildren Rachel, Alexa, Orion, Rigel and Mitchel.
My children will remember me
My grandchildren but distantly
After that it’s only chance
If time allows a backward glance
That is why I paint and write
To light in time a future light
To say to them I did exist
And come to them from out the mist
Light a light of distant tallow
A beacon to a distant marrow
A mind that searched as hard as theirs
To find an upward path of stairs
To help them plow the soil of thought
To drop their anchor in a port
To fly into a sky of blue
And bring about their egos coup
And even that will soon erase
As even as a pretty face
The world has lost a great man and I a valued friend.