ROSEMARY J. TAYLOR

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TAYLOR ROSEMARY JOYCE TAYLOR Rosemary Joyce (Snyder) Taylor passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD on August 18, 2014 at the age of 78 of ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) after just under two weeks of treatment for this condition, which came on suddenly. Rosemary was predeceased by her mother, Thelma (Camper) Snyder, her father, Donald Snyder, and brother, Billy Snyder. Rosemary is survived by her loving husband Dan of 57 years. They were married in Connellsville, PA on September 8, 1956. Rosemary is lovingly remembered by their son Eric Taylor of Herndon, VA, Eric's wife Nancy, grandson Alex, Alex's wife Taylor, and granddaughter Catherine; their daughter Melanie (Taylor) Bounds of Haymarket, VA, Melanie's husband Jeff, grandsons Will and Trevor; and, their daughter Michelle (Taylor) Gayoso of Haymarket, VA, Michelle's husband Tony, granddaughter Rocia, and grandson Bryce. Rosemary was born in Connellsville, PA on June 18, 1936. She graduated from Connellsville Joint High School in 1954. After attending Indiana State University of PA, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Speech Correction and Audiology from the University of Iowa in 1958. Rosemary and Dan returned to Connellsville post-graduation to teach and raise their son Eric who was born in May of 1958 in Iowa City. Rosemary was a Speech Correctionist for the Fayette County schools, and an English teacher at Connellsville High School. Subsuquently, various career opportunities, took them to New Jersey, West Virginia, Massachusetts and the Washington, DC area before retiring to Gettysburg, PA in 1995. Rosemary enjoyed life! She loved spending time with her family and friends, playing golf, sewing, knitting, bicycling, attending movies and the theater, traveling, and being a docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She exercised every day! She followed politics closely. She loved the beach, and watching her grandchildren's athletic events. She was an avid Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She and Dan enjoyed celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by traveling to and dining at 5-star rated restaurants throughout the country. The family is still finalizing a Remembrance or Celebration of Life in tribute to Rosemary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rosemary Taylor's name may be made to "ARDS Research (Roy Brower)" and mailed to Kathryn Ries, Administrative Manager Johns Hopkins University, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 1830 E Monument St., 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2014
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