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James R. Taylor

AGE: 86 • Wilmington

James R. Taylor, age 86, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Christiana Hospital with his family by his side.

Born to the late James C. and Suzanne Taylor, James served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War. Upon discharge, he attended Goldey Beacom College and received a degree in accounting. James began his career with Family Finance Company, and finished at DuPont Company, where he worked for 29 years. He took a job in the Sears hardware department during retirement to stay active and ended up staying there 10 years. He was a long time member of Elsmere Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder. In his spare time James enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and gardening—where he spent a considerable amount of time trying to thwart the groundhogs and squirrels—but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. James loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

James is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alice; children Douglas R. Taylor and his wife Lisa and Kendra S. DiOrio and her husband James; grandchildren, Marra, Daniel, and Andrew Taylor, and Emily and James DiOrio. He was predeceased by his sisters, Alice Cooper and Irene Taylor.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 16 at 11 am at Elsmere Presbyterian Church, 606 New Rd., Wilmington, DE 19805 where friends are invited to a visitation beginning at 10 am. Burial will be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in James' name to Elsmere Presbyterian.

Published in The News Journal from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2015
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