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June 25, 1959 – April 11, 2014

Jeffrey A. Taub, owner and president of Federal Laboratories Chemical Corp. in Alden, died April 11 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. The East Amherst resident was 54.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Sweet Home High School, where he established a record for the long jump that stood for many years. He attended Cornell University.

Mr. Taub was instrumental in developing a nontoxic, odor-fighting spray called Abolish and an odor eliminator for veterinarians, both of which he marketed in the early 1990s.

In 1994, he founded Federal Laboratories, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical raw materials. He was the first to develop a compound from shark cartilage, which is used for treating arthritis, psoriasis and certain forms of cancer, and he was researching new products.

He enjoyed the outdoors and was a runner and a fisherman.

Surviving are two daughters, Hailey and Anna; his mother, Adelaide; and a sister, Diane Lipp.

A memorial service was held Sunday in Mesnekoff Funeral Home, East Amherst.