Jerry Wayne Taylor, 56, a resident of Cambridge Springs, Pa., and formerly of Los Alamos, passed away on peacefully after a short illness at home on May 28, 2013. He was born in Los Alamos, on Nov. 20, 1956.
Jerry is preceded in death by his brother Michael Ray Taylor; paternal grandparents Ruben Clyde Taylor and Flossie May Proffitt Taylor; maternal grandparents Pablo C. Olivas and Ernestina Lujan Olivas; and nephew Antonio J. Vigil.
Jerry is the son of Lennis E. (Skip) Taylor and Mary Francis Olivas Taylor of Los Alamos. He is also survived by his wife Theresa Simmons Taylor, whom he married on Oct. 25, 1985, of Cambridge Springs, Pa.; sons Jeremy Wayne Taylor of Santa Fe; Robert Lennis Taylor of Columbus, Ohio; Jeff Richards of Hamilton Ill.; daughters Arie Lynn Taylor of Altoona, Pa.; and Amanda Kellogg of Cambridge Springs, Pa.; grandchildren Aryanna, Fynn, Zachery, Townsend and Sophia; special friend Michelle Weaver Brewer and companion Laurel Valentine; her grandchildren Felisha, Estevan, Adan and Dominic; brother Adrian E. Taylor of Los Alamos; sister Batrice I. Taylor Vigil and husband Gerald J. Vigil; nephew Pablo M. Vigil and his daughter Tatyana of Chimay?; niece Kristin L. (Taylor) Trujillo of Jemez Springs; uncles and aunts Tony Lujan and wife Rose Olivas Lujan of Los Alamos and their daughter Bernadette Lujan Quintana and husband Ricky Quintana of Pojoaque; Gerald Taylor and wife Virginia Taylor of Santa Fe; Pete Olivas and wife Loretta Olivas and their children's families of Los Alamos.
Jerry graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1974 and then served in the U.S. Navy
. Following his military service, he received advanced education from the Albuquerque Tech School as a machinist. Presently, Jerry was employed by Acutech in Saegertown, Pa., as a machinist. Jerry enjoyed river rafting, canoeing, he loved skiing, camping, bonfires, he was a great cook and loved hiking and walking in the canyons and mountains of Los Alamos. Jerry was also a great artist.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. June 27, 2013 at Cross Roads Bible Church, 97 East Road, Los Alamos. A brunch will follow the service. Burial will take place at 2:15 p.m. the same day at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers are: Pablo Vigil, Gerald Vigil, Nick, Danny, David Olivas Len and Lee Taylor.
The Taylor Family has entrusted the care of their loved one to the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs, Pa., and the Rivera Family Funeral Home in Espa?ola.