Taylor, Richard John
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Henrietta, Hamlin, Caledonia: 8/5/27-8/1/14. Today the gates of heaven opened and welcomed Richard home. Predeceased by his son, Jeffrey, grandson, Samuel, brothers, Wilson, Gordon and Bob, sisters, Dorothy and Alice.
Left here to miss him dearly is his wife of 65 years, Helen (Feeney); daughters, Jennifer (Ralph) Alwardt, Nancy (Tom) Allen, Terry (Bob) Schriever and son, James (Amy) Taylor; 14 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeanne Arthur and Margie Carbone.
Richard retired from Eastman Kodak in 1986 after 34 years. He was a WWII Veteran of the United States Navy. Last year he was able to go with the Honor Flight to Washington DC. He was in the Henrietta Volunteer Fire District for 20 years. He was chief of the West Henrietta Fire Department, and Chief of the Henrietta Fire District. He was a life member of the West Henrietta Fire Dept., NYS Fire Chiefs Association, WNY Fireman's Association. He was an active member in the Church of the Good Shepherd and of St. Elizabeth Seton Church and is currently a member of St. Columba Church.
Richard was a lifelong fan of the NY Mets and Buffalo Bills. He enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, bowling and playing pool, being outdoors with the sun on his face. He liked to fish and enjoyed his yearly visits to the 1000 Islands. He liked to make up silly songs and would burst out singing at any time. You could find him every Thursday morning at Wegmans where he would tell a joke or share a smile with everyone he encountered. He loved his family and being surrounded by them. He had a larger than life personality, and he will be missed by everyone that knew him.
No prior calling hours. Celebration of Richard's Life will be at St. Columba Church, North St., Caledonia, NY Sat., Aug. 9th 2PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations would be welcomed by the Honor Flight of Rochester, Caledonia Volunteer Ambulance or the Livingston County Hospice. Arrangement by his friend Leo Bean.
Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home
2771 Chili Avenue Rochester, NY 14624
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Aug. 3, 2014