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John Ferguson Taplin

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Of West Newton, April 10, 2008. Inventor, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, dies at 94. In addition to his wife of nearly seventy years, Virginia (Baldwin) Taplin, Mr. Taplin leaves a sister, Jeannette Allison of Wellesley, MA, a brother, Franklin Taplin, of South Hadley, MA; five children: Marjorie Fletcher of Berkeley, CA, Thomas Taplin of Amesbury, MA, Emily Gibbons of Summerville, SC, Helen Taplin of Newton, MA, and Carl Taplin of Watertown, MA. He also leaves eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 19th at three P.M. at the First Unitarian Society in West Newton, MA. Donations may be made to the Newton Communnity Center, 492 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA 02465. Blackington, Conroy & Hayes F.H. 1-800-585-6939
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