Arthur Roger Taylor, 61, of Weippe, Idaho, formerly of Westminster, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, from cardiac arrest.
Born June 16, 1952, in Westminster, he was the son of the late Arthur S. and Bernice E. Taylor.
He was a 1971 graduate of Westminster High School. He was involved in the Starlighter Drum and Bugle core. He had a fondness for music, starting early in childhood, mastering the drums, piano and guitar and many others throughout his life.
He later enlisted in the Maryland National Guard, 110th Field and Artillery. He was married twice and has three children. He was a man of many faces: a gold miner, logger, jeweler, insurance salesman, gun collector and antique hunter.
He especially enjoyed time in the mountains with nature, very much a "mountain man" at heart.
Surviving are children Arthur R. Taylor Jr. and Melinda Dodge, both of Denver, Colo., and Christina Brown, of Durango, Colo.; eight grandchildren; siblings Susan Bare, of Arlington, Va., Thomas Taylor, Hershey Pa., and David Taylor and Samuel Taylor, both of Westminster, and Carol Taylor, of Wilmington, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April, 4 at Westminster United Methodist Church, 162 E. Main St., Westminster.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, 66 Caroline St., 2nd Floor, Woodbridge, NJ 07095, or www.active.com/donate/phfco
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