By Globe Staf, 9/27/2001
A memorial Mass will be said Saturday for Leonard E. Taylor of Reston, Va., a technical manager at XonTech, a research and development firm specializing in sensor technologies for defense and industry.
A former resident of Andover, Mr. Taylor died Sept. 11 in the crash of American Airlines Flight 77 in Washington, D.C. He was 44.
He was born in Pasadena, Calif. He graduated from Andover High School in 1975 and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1979.
Mr. Taylor was an avid bicyclist who often rode in charity events.
He leaves his wife, Karyn (Orman); two daughters, Jessica and Colette; his father, Raymond L., of Swampscott; his mother, Mary A. of Andover; two sisters, Barbara and Ann of Windham, N.H.; and two brothers, Jeff of Meredith, N.H., and Gregory of Windham, N.H.
The memorial Mass will be said at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine Church in Andover.
Editorial obituary published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on September 27, 2001.