Kevin James Tarbox, 61, of 36 Underwood Road, Tupper Lake passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Born August 30, 1957 in Tupper Lake, he was the son of Raymond and L. Florence (Charette) Tarbox and was raised in Piercefield. He attended Tupper Lake Central Schools, graduating from Tupper Lake High School in 1975.
In September 1982 Kevin was married to the former Dawn Bell of Tupper Lake at St. Alphonsus Church, with the Rev. Lawrence Deno officiating. He was employed for a time at Elliott Hardwood Sawmill here, and later became a New York State Corrections officer where he was employed for 27 and a half years serving at Sing Sing, Downstate, Ogdensburg, Adirondack, and Camp Gabriels Correctional Facilities until his retirement in 2009.
Kevin was a member of the Dead Creek Hunting Club for many years, and most recently the Big Rock Hunting Club. He was a trapper, enjoyed fishing (most especially his annual salmon fishing trips with his buddies), hunting, played softball, enjoyed bowling, golf, and horseshoes. His greatest delight was spending time with his family and close friends.
He is survived by his wife Dawn; one son Christopher Tarbox and wife Erin of East Greenbush, N.Y.; two daughters, Kelly and husband Kyle Quesnel, Kristi and Scott Quesnel all of Tupper Lake, as well as seven grandchildren: McKenzie, Levi, Mayson, Avarie, Cooper, Brayden, and Brinley. He is also survived by two brothers, Alan and Cheryl Tarbox, and Craig Tarbox; one sister, Stacey Tarbox and sister in law Pat Tarbox of Tupper Lake; aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters in law, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother Barton “Bart” Tarbox, who died in 2007.
There will be no calling hours. Cremation followed his death and a “Celebration of Life” will be held at the discretion of the family, as such were Kevin’s wishes.