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Jackson "Jerry" Taylor of Annapolis passed away peacefully at home on August 25th. He was 91 years old. Born and raised in Washington, DC, he was a decorated World War II veteran who completed 20 combat missions as a B-17 navigator in the European Theater. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1949 with a degree in civil engineering. He continued his service to his country serving in the Air Force Reserves, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Jerry is survived by his son, James Taylor and daughter-in-law Karen; his daughter, Jennifer Flood and son-in-law Peter; and four grandchildren, Brennan, Kylie, Jackson and Chad. He also leaves behind his loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother and best friend, Thomas "Tuck" Taylor. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Published in The Capital Gazette on Aug. 29, 2016.
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September 1, 2016
A true Gentleman and friend. I worked with Jerry for the past 30 years and never heard a complaint. He never spoke ill of anyone. He never boost or bragged. I remember when Hurricane Isabel took Jerry's house away he remained calm and took the loss in stride. In fact, I think he was more amazed at the big rocks that washed up on his property.
Jerry was a pleasure to work with. His constant smile and light chuckle was always welcoming. He seemed to lift the spirits of those around him.
His love and focus was his family. My thoughts are with you all.
Patrick Miller
September 1, 2016
My favorite Uncle Jerry was a model of hospitality. He was always gracious, warm, and easy going. Even when our whole family descended on him at the Bay, including our water-loving retriever, he was as calm and kind as always. Hamburgers or steaks on the grill, conversation on the porch, and a daily trip to town for supplies!

When I was a kid at Christmas, he was the one that bought me the coveted Model Motoring electric car set that I knew my parents would never buy...

Thank you, Jerry!
Sam Taylor
August 29, 2016
Our sympathy to the Taylor family. Jennifer and Pete you are in our thoughts. Hugs
Betty Topercer
August 29, 2016
I always remember Jerry from the "Struggle" in WV. Jerry organized the hike down Keeney's Creek to Nutttalburg. Back then, it was an overgrown path down the mountain and I was amazed at how he knew where to go!I might have turned back had Jerry not been leading the hike.

I also remember the million dollar views from Jerry's house in Annapolis. Gretchen, my sister Cindy, and maybe even out sons, took our boat from Shady Side MD to visit Jerry in Annapolis.
John Taylor
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