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John H. Taylor

Wilmington - John H. Taylor, age 79, of Wilmington, DE passed away on June 26, 2020.

John was born in Panama City, FL and grew up in Savannah, GA and Short Hills, NJ. John graduated from Duke University and began his career at DuPont in 1962.

John was a seasoned Information Technology Consultant at DuPont. In 1996, John was named the first DuPont Fellow - Information Technology. In his role as Chief Technologist, reporting to Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, he advised DuPont Information Technology Management globally on issues of technology and management. He retired from DuPont in 2002 after 40 years of service.

Following his retirement from DuPont, John formed his own consulting company and worked as a consultant for ETS in Princeton, NJ for 10 years.

After his second retirement, John enjoyed both attending and teaching courses at Osher Lifelong Learning in Wilmington.

John and his wife Linda travelled extensively and enjoyed many trips both in the U.S. as well as in Europe and Asia.

John was predeceased by his parents, Malcolm and Ellabell Taylor.

John is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Linda, his daughter Leslie and her partner Joe Elk, his son Allan and his wife Sharron, his daughter Norris Chubbs and her husband Joe, his sister Norris Johnson and her husband Paul, his sister-in-law Connie Crawford and her husband Dan as well as his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

At John's request there will be no funeral service.

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Published in The News Journal from Jun. 26 to Jun. 29, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
Linda

I was shocked and saddened to learn of John's death. Heart felt sympathy to you and his children. May you find strength in this difficult time. Those of us who worked with John for many years are grateful for that opportunity and remember how he helped us all, and recognize the many professional contributions he made during his long and distinguished career at DuPont and in his consulting practice. His was a rare and unique talent and he is greatly missed. May peace be with you.

Joe Kleinpeter
Joseph Kleinpeter
Coworker
June 29, 2020
Dear Linda,
I was very sorry to learn of John's passing. I enjoyed the time I worked for him and always enjoyed his thirst for knowledge and his willingness to share what he learned. My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family at this difficult time.
Bob Turner
Coworker
June 29, 2020
We enjoyed many of Johns classes at Osher Lifelong Learning. He will be missed.
Carol and John Callaghan
Student
June 29, 2020
Dear Linda,

I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. John was a real treasure and bright spot in the constellation of OLLI teachers. He had a huge following of members eager to take his classes. I enjoyed my association with John when I was program coordinator and then manager at OLLI. He will be missed by hundreds of members and staff. His courses were always well researched and excellently presented. He was always the professional and someone to rely on. I will miss him but remember him fondly. Thank you, John, for being you.
Carol Bernard
Coworker
June 29, 2020
Linda, I was very sorry to hear about Johns passing. My prayers go out to you and your family.
Charlie Campagna
Coworker
June 28, 2020
Dear Linda - So sorry to learn of John's passing. He was a terrific colleague and a pleasure to work with. Always sharing new ideas and insights and was a wonderful communicator. I still chuckle when I think of the times we had dinner together - as I recall he did like his 'pepper'! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Henry & Virginia
Henry P Morneau
Coworker
June 28, 2020
Dear Linda, it is with great sadness that I learned about John. His love of technology and curiosity had a profound impact on me early in my career. Hopefully you will find support in knowing that those of us who worked with John were touched by him and hold you both in our prayers. May your memories of John bring you comfort and peace.
Linda McGrath
Coworker
June 28, 2020
Linda - I am devastated to read of John's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. I wish I had a way to contact you, but I will use this platform since I don't have another way to reach out to you. You will be close in my thoughts. Know that I (along with many other of your friends, family, and acquaintances) will cherish you and John as you mourn his passing.
Jackie Feldman
Friend
June 27, 2020
Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this sad time.
Jolene Outten
Friend
June 27, 2020
I always admired Johns knowledge and curiosity about new technology. He had a wonderful way of describing to others as to make it understood and awesome. DuPont was lucky to have his wisdom and leadership. My deep sympathy to Linda regarding his passing.
Maureen Sandberg
Coworker
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