John Taylor, 74, passed away peacefully at his home in Del Mar, CA, on Monday, December 16, 2013, from a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. He was born October 8, 1939, in Santa Monica, CA, to John and Dorothy Taylor, first of three children. |
He served in the United States Coast Guard in Alameda, CA, for eight years and afterward married Jacquelyn Sanders. They had three children, Kevin, Kimberly and Darren. John sold industrial laundry equipment for Washex Machinery of southern CA, Braun Systems and John Taylor Systems before retiring in 2012.
John was a devoted father, husband and grandfather, and always found time to enjoy his family. He married his second wife, Patricia, and they shared many happy times together traveling and entertaining until her death in 1999.
John had a passion for snow skiing, tennis, running, extensive travel and relaxing at the beach. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was a kind and gentle man with a giving heart that enriched us all.
John is survived by Gina Ramirez; his children, Kevin Taylor of Las Vegas, Kimberly King of San Diego and Darren Taylor of Louisville, KY; brothers, Bob Taylor of Columbus, MS, and Bill Taylor of Castaic, CA; four grandchildren, Cameron, Karly, Chloe and Brando; and many other cousins.
A family memorial mass was held in his honor at the Immaculata in San Diego on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on the Fourth of July 2014 weekend at Del Mar Beach, one of his favorite places. We hope to see you all there to share some fond stories of JT and send him off in style..., the way he would have wanted. Please keep in touch, Our Daddy has left an amazing legacy.
We love you
John Michael Taylor.
Love, Kevin, Kimme & Darren
Published in the Del Mar Times on Jan. 3, 2014