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KLEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-05 published
Sam TAILOR/TAYLOR
By Robin TAILOR/TAYLOR Thursday, December 5, 2002 -- Page A32
Businessman, musician, community leader. Born May 24, 1916, in Hamilton, Ontario Died Sept. 13 in Hamilton, of congestive heart failure, aged 86.
Even well into his 80s and regardless of the company he was in, Sam TAILOR/TAYLOR was always the youngest one in the room. There was always a tease, always a story to be told; with wry humour, he was always looking for a way to connect.
Born during the First World War, he spent his first year cradled under the cash register of his parents' pool hall in Hamilton's north end. He would later quip how that early version of daycare presaged his later career as an accountant.
While he loved to learn, he started school on a bit of a false note when he had to repeat Grade 1 after spending most of the year looking for snakes on the escarpment. Losing his father just shy of his ninth birthday, however, made him grow up fast. The Depression came five years early to the family of Russian immigrants but music showed a way out; by his mid-teens he was the main breadwinner.
He began by playing afternoon tea dances, earning money for bread and essentials and he soon lucked into a full-time job playing bass. A tuba player, he didn't know a thing about string instruments but cajoled his high school music teacher into lending him a bass fiddle for the summer on the pretext he would play in the school orchestra come the fall. Within three days, he had taught himself enough about the fingering and chords to make it through the audition. As a bonus, he even fit into the band uniform and so he got the job.
He went on to better-paying gigs at the Palais Royale and the Chateau Laurier's Grill Room and crossed the country playing with many of the well-known dance bands of the day. When he was 18, his mother had lost the family home. By the time he was 23, he had bought it back.
Music carried him through the Second World War. He was turned down by the air force for a combat role when he had his eyes tested for the first time in his life ("Son, you couldn't hit a German target if you were sitting on it") and was instead chosen to play in the Royal Canadian Air Force band.
As the war drew to a close, he looked to accountancy as a way to see more of the daylight hours and to allow him to start a family. Putting aside an offer to tour with Guy LOMBARDO, he studied between gigs and, in 1949, formed the Hamilton firm Taylor Leibow with his friend Kevey. They documented the deal with a handshake, started out by sharing a desk and worked in that spirit for more than half a century.
His first real vacation came shortly thereafter when he went to a small resort in the Catskills with two bachelor Friends and met a diminutive New Yorker named Peanuts. He proposed to Anna KLEIN (a.k.a. Peanuts) four days later and remained in love for 52 years.
They adopted the tune Tenderly as their own and it said everything about them. He felt that being a husband and father was his true life's work and he was a constant champion of his two children.
He was engaged in his community and the list of Jewish, civic and charitable organizations where he gave his commitment and his energy is a portrait of decency. He remembered where he came from and he wanted to give back.
He especially believed that music was an integral part of community life. A bassist with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for 35 years, he worked hard to ensure its survival when it teetered towards bankruptcy. At the opening of the 2002 season, the musicians dedicated the concert to him.
He touched many lives. At his funeral, a standing-room-only crowd extended well to the back of the sanctuary and overflowed into the hallway. It was the most eloquent accolade possible.
Robin TAILOR/TAYLOR is Sam's daughter.

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KLEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-13 published
STAIMAN STONE, Belle -- Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 5 p.m. at Baycrest Centre. Beloved wife of the late Hank. Wonderful mother of Marcia and Billy LEVINE, and Richard and Paula STONE. Loving grandmother to Risa and David LEWENBERG, Kim and Mike KLEIN, Michelle and Shane KONOPNY, Robert, Lisa, Michael, Shana and Marina. Great-grandmother to Matthew, Ashley, Ryan and Alexis. Dear sister to Art GOTLEIB and Moishie FISHBAUM, and loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. Services at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 12 noon. Interment Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Blue Star Lodge Section. Shiva at 757 Sheppard Ave. West. T.H.3. Special thanks to staff at Baycrest Centre. Donations to Baycrest Foundation.

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KLEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-13 published
WHITING, Frank Albert -- W.W. II Veteran. Retired Post Master of Etobicoke and Weston Station 'B', and member of the 48th Highlanders and Lions Club. After a brave battle and lengthy illness, on November 11, 2002. Beloved husband of Doris Pearl WELLS for 59 years. Dear father of Sharron BUCHANAN and her husband Doug, Valerie WEBER and her husband Grant, Lynda DANBY and her husband Ken, Raymond and his wife Marilyn. Proud grandfather of Paul and Susan BUCHANAN, Todd BUCHANAN, Kimberley and Deryck SCHWARTZ, Andrea WEBER and James WEST, Christopher and Laura DANBY, Lauralea and Jim PETERSON, Steven, Gregory, Carrie-Lyn and Karen WHITING. Grandpapa to Ashley, Elizabeth, Erin DANBY, Garrett, Brianna, Aspen and Chantelle SCHWARTZ. Dear brother of Pamela HOLMES, Ray and his wife Jeanine, Ken and his wife Marlene, Carol and her husband Joe DUGGAN, Gordon, Diane and her husband Peter WAKEFIELD, and Gwen KLEIN. Predeceased by brother Tony. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Chapel, 52 Main St. S. (Hwy. 10), Brampton on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 10 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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KLEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-30 published
SAGE, William Algie -- Suddenly on Saturday, December 28, 2002, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Betty for 53 years. Loving father of Richard and his wife Lorraine, Paul and his wife Cathy and Patricia and her husband Peter KLEIN. Cherished grandfather of Adrianna, William, Lindsay, Drew, Courtney and Linea. Dear brother of Alan (deceased) and John. William will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by the ''Sunday Morning Class'' and his wide circle of Friends. Visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service to be held on Thursday, January 2 in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Parkinson Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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KLEINERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-17 published
IAMONACO, Franceschina -- Passed away on November 15, 2002 at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Cesino. Loving mother of Mary and her husband Stephen KLEINERT, John and his wife Denise. Loving grandmother of Matthew and Martina. Dear sister-in-law of Ada and her husband Frank DEL GOBBO, Igino and his wife Rosina, and Lina D'ADDARIO. Missed by nephews and nieces. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Home, 2960 Dufferin Street (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 18, 2002 at St. Norbert Church (100 Regent Rd.) 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Westminster Cemetery (Bathurst St. north of Finch Ave.). As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KLEINMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-19 published
WASERMAN, Karl -- Died peacefully on December 15, 2002 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (Brill) WASERMAN and loving partner of Beatrixe LEDSON. Father and father-in-law of Linda WASERMAN and Victor SALEM, Susan TRAINOFF and Maury KLEINMAN, Sharon WASERMAN, Debra WASERMAN, David WASERMAN and Nancy TRUDEL, grandfather of Nancy (MENDELSOHN) BROWN, Jennifer MENDELSOHN, Jordana, Chelsea and Tamara WASERMAN; great grandfather of Kira BROWN. Eldest son of the late Harry and Anna GRUVICK) WASERMAN. Brother and brother-in-law of Nessie and the late Paul WASERMAN, Dora and the late Hyman WASERMAN, Nat and Phyllis WASERMAN, Ernie and Sadie WASERMAN and Ettie and Saul HERSH. World War 2 Veteran of the Royal Canadian Engineers. Former owner of Waserman Furs (Ottawa). Funeral was December 16. Shiva in Ottawa at the home of Susan TRAINOFF, Saturday evening in Thornhill at home of David WASERMAN. Donations to the Jacob Gladstone Fund (613) 798-4696 would be appreciated.

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