PORT ALLEGANY - Chauncey S. Taylor Jr., 84, of Benson Hollow Road, passed away Thursday (Sept. 27, 2012) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a brief illness.
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Born April 14, 1928, in Lewistown, he was a son of Chauncey S. and Pearl McCormick Taylor. On Nov. 27, 1948, he married Elsie W. Kahley. He later married Laura E. Tyler, on Dec. 11, 1977, in Port Allegany. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1982. On Feb. 14, 1985, in Bradenton, Fla., he married Edna M. McNeil, who survives.
Mr. Taylor was a heavy equipment operator and mechanic and had worked for the former A.E. Oblock Construction Co. and also I.A. Construction Co., formerly of Port Allegany, now Lewis Run, before his retirement. He worked on both the U.S. Route 6 highway construction project and the Kinzua Dam project in the 1960s and 1970s.
He is a longtime resident of the area, coming from central Pennsylvania.
He was a member of F.&A.M. Liberty Lodge 505, Port Allegany, and Zem Zem Shrine of Erie; a 60-year member of the Operating Engineers, Local 66; a social member of the American Legion Post 258, Port Allegany; retired from the Seneca Highlands Dart League, and American Legion Dart team; and retired Port Allegany Pool league-Seneca Inn Team. He was also an avid golfer.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Edna, are three sons, John C. (Georgena) Taylor of Roulette, Gary L. Taylor of Lock Haven and Chauncey S. Taylor III of Warren; two daughters, Donna J. (Barry) Sauers and Debra J. Taylor, both of Roulette; nine grandsons, four granddaughters; three great-grandsons, four great-granddaughters; a stepson, David P. (Darlene) Manning of Port Allegany; two stepdaughters, Crystal S. (William) Loucks and Michelle M. Amell, both of Port Allegany; several stepgrandchildren, and stepgreat-grandchildren; five brothers, Jack E. (Carmie) Taylor of McAllisterville, Robert A. (Fran) Taylor of Anderson, S.C., Graham E. (Betty) Taylor of Port Royal, David P. (Trudy) Taylor of Hummelstown and Richard (Bobbi) Taylor of Richfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Bonnie Lou Taylor; three brothers, James, Kenneth, and Ronald Taylor; and a sister, Helen Goshorn.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Shriners' Children Hospital of Erie, PA or the Port Allegany Senior Center.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2012