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John (Bud) Taylor - SAVANNAH - John Chestnut Taylor 3rd died peacefully at his home in Savannah on August 23. He was born January 7, 1928 in New York City. He was educated at The Hill School and Princeton University where he played basketball and was captain of the tennis team. He graduated from Yale Law School at the age of 22. Following two years as a US Army JAG officer and time in Korea, he joined the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in Manhattan and ultimately became a managing partner specializing in entertainment and corporate law. During his career he served on the Devereux Foundation Board, chaired the Carnegie Corporation and interrupted his law practice to serve as president of AEA Investors. Bud was teacher, mentor and friend to many and devoted much of his life to helping others. In this spirit he endowed the Joseph E. Willis Memorial Scholarship Fund at Yale Law School. He enjoyed golf, reading, doing the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink, playing bridge and traveling, but most of all he was a passionate fisherman. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Dolores (Sunny) Sunstrom Taylor, his son, John Taylor and his brother, Joseph Taylor. He will be sorely missed and forever loved by his daughters, Jane Taylor and her husband, Frederic Ohringer and Holly Taylor and her husband, Gene Pope, his grandsons, Leigh and Jamie Salem, and granddaughters, Kathryn and Lauren Bambino, his sister-in-law, Ronnie Sunstrom, and Patricia Dawson, who brought so much love and joy to the last years of his life. There will be a memorial reception celebrating his wonderful life on Monday, August 31 in the Azalea Room at the Plantation Clubhouse from 4:30 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests remembrances be made in memory of John Taylor for the Bud Taylor Family Support and Education Fund, Devereux Foundation, 444 Devereux Drive, Villanova, PA 19085. Savannah Morning News August 26, 2015 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.


Published in Savannah Morning News on Aug. 26, 2015
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