William H. Tabb Jr., age 86, of Summit Township, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at St. Mary’s at Asbury Ridge, Erie. Born in Erie on June 22, 1930, he was the son of the late William H. Tabb Sr. and Ethel Boam Tabb. He is survived by his wife, Carol P. Petrie Tabb, whom he married September 13, 1952.
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Bill worked at Hammermill for 45 years and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was an avid model train collector and a skilled wood craftsman, gifted in making furniture. He loved his family very much and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Carol, Bill is survived by six children– Gregory Tabb and wife Vicky of Atwater, CA, Cindy Kelley and husband Bruce of Waterford, Michael Tabb of Erie, Pam Kasbee and husband Jim of Waterford, Paul Tabb and wife Sharon of Mill Village, and David Tabb of Waterford; also, 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Edna Mae Brocious.

Visiting hours will be at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. Funeral services will be there Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial and military honors at Waterford Cemetery.