SHAMOKIN — David A. Taylor, 81, of 45 S. Seventh St., passed away and was taken into the arms of the Lord at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at SUN Home Hospice Care Center at Sunbury Community Hospital.
He was born in Coal Township, Sept. 26, 1932, a son of the late Victoria M. (Slasinski) and William H. Taylor.
On June 23, 1953, in Elkton, Md., he married Mary K. (Mayton) Taylor, who preceded him in death June 22, 1996.
He was a parishioner of Mother Cabrini Church, Shamokin.
He was employed as an inspector and union representative at Chrysler Motors in Delaware. Earlier in life, he worked as a coal miner.
David loved his family and was always there for them.
He was an avid collector and seller of model trains.
David enjoyed traveling to and attending flea markets and operated a business for more than 20 years at the Paxinos Flea Market.
He enjoyed all aspects of life and especially loved being with his family, other people and socializing. One of his joys was singing religious songs and hymns.
David is survived by four daughters, Melinda Schneider, his caretaker, and her husband, Michael, of Shamokin, Linda Schwartz, of Trevorton, Deborah Carter, of Delaware, and Diane Silkowskie and her husband, Leroy, of Connecticut; two sons, Mark Taylor, of Rhode Island, and Stephen Bielskie and his wife, Rose, of Kulpmont; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Marlin Taylor, of Mississippi, and a sister, Janet Malick, of Pennsylvania.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by seven children, David, Carolann, Ronnie, Gerald, Jeanne, Jackie and Matthew; three brothers, Charles, Bill and Bob; five sisters, Betty, Victoria, Annette, Gloria and Mildred, and his buddy and son-in-law, Bernie Schwartz.
TAYLOR — David A. Taylor, 81, of 45 S. Seventh St., Shamokin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Mother Cabrini Church, 200 N. Shamokin St. at Webster Street, Shamokin, with a parish friar as celebrant. Relatives and friends attending the Mass are asked to meet at the church at 9:45 a.m. There will not be a viewing or visitation. Interment of his cremains will follow Mass in St. Edward Cemetery, Coal Township. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to James Kelley Funeral Home, James F. Kelley, director, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township.