Bartlett M. Tabor, 55, an Alamo resident and senior executive in San Francisco for Capmark Financial Group, was killed in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Sept. 26, when a Metro bus struck his minivan taxi about 8:15 p.m. at 19th Street and Virginia Avenue. He was in Washington on business, according to relatives.
His wife, Kathy, was also injured and expected to be released from the hospital Sunday; their children Joseph, 10, and Jessica, 9, but were treated and released.
The bus, which was empty except for its driver, hit the 2002 Dodge Caravan taxi hard enough to spin it around in the intersection, according to news reports. The bus continued through the intersection, jumped a grassy area and landed on the grounds of the Federal Reserve Building. The taxi driver and the bus driver were also taken to area hospitals. The accident is under investigation by the Police Department as well as the transit agency.
Mr. Tabor was born in Pasadena and raised in Laguna Beach. He earned a bachelor's degree at Claremont Men's College and a master's degree in business administration at UCLA. He worked for several big companies before signing on with Capmark, a global financial services company.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Tabor; his son Joseph and daughter Jessica, all of Alamo; brothers Thomas Tabor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Gifford M. Tabor, of Coconut Grove, Fla.; sister Judy Hensley of Napa; stepmother Carole Applegate of Scottsburg, Ore.; stepbrothers Otto Behr of Henderson, Nev., and Fred Behr of Laguna Beach.
Funeral services are pending. The family suggests contributions may be made to Ducks Unlimited, 1 Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120 and the Scoliosis Research Society, 555 E. Wells St, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823.