Charles W. Taylor, 87, formerly of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday in United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Pittston, where he had been a resident since November 2012. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Taylor, with whom he celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Oct. 9.
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Born Aug. 2, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late Joseph and Emma Pearson Taylor, he was a 1945 graduate of West Pittston High School where he competed in various sports. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, West Pittston. Charles was a Navy veteran serving during World War II. After serving in the Navy he pursued a trade in carpentry until his retirement in 1989.
He was an avid bowler. Charles was well known as a Modern Western Square Dance caller in the area and various Pocono Resorts.
The family of Charles would like to thank the staff and doctors at Wesley Village Campus for their care and support during his stay.
He is also survived by nephews, Robert, Alan and Richard Drummond; niece, Donna Drummond; and cousin, Lorraine Shapell.
He was also preceded in death by a brother.
The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. Nancy Pitely will officiate. Interment, Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Wyoming.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Howell-Lussi Funeral Home
509 Wyoming Avenue West Pittston, PA 18643
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 1, 2013