Alan Gordon Taylor

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Alan Gordon Taylor
AIKEN, SC - Alan Gordon Taylor, 90, husband of the late Val Smoter Taylor, died Thursday, January 22, 2014 at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA.
A native of Hudson, MA, Alan was a son of the late Alan Frederick and Annie Lavinia Croad Taylor. He worked in a defense factory after finishing high school until he was old enough to enlist in the Army Air Corps. He served as a radioman during World War II and taught code. He was also stationed in the Fiji Islands where he was a swimming instructor. Following the war he worked as a police officer in Hudson, MA. Alan later moved to Batavia, NY where he went to work with GTE Sylvania, retiring after 30 years as a quality control engineer. He lived in Batavia for 50 years and was a 4-H leader for 25 years. An accomplished musician, Alan played trumpet in several bands as well as leading his own band...The Variety Kings. He was a certified instructor for the National Rifle Association and was a HAM Radio operator. Mr. Taylor lived in Tennessee for 7 years before moving to Aiken a year and a half ago. He was a member of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in East Pembroke, NY, the American Legion and VFW in Batavia.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Austin, New Orleans, LA, Kathryn Tucker (Don), Aiken, SC; two sons, Alan Taylor (Lin), Corfu, NY, Jeff Taylor (Vicki), Watertown, TN; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.
Private services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Disabled Veterans.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Jan. 25, 2015
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