Boyd J. Taylor (1925 - 2015)

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Boyd J. Taylor, 90, a James Street, Brockway, Pa., resident, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
Born June 18, 1925, in Shawmut, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank and Lena Mann Taylor. On March 13, 1955, he was married to Josephine "Joie" LaBue. She survives.
Retired, Boyd had worked at Brockway Glass for 42 years and from 1970 to 1987 he was Head Mould Scheduler which lead up to his retirement.
Boyd was a U.S. Navy, World War II veteran, having served on the USS Nevada Battleship as an inside gunner.
He was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway where he served as an usher for many years. Over the years, Boyd served as the president of Local 110, served on Brockway Borough council from 1984 to 1989 and became president of the council in 1990, served as the president of the Brockway Ambulance Association for many years and was a member of the Brockway Volunteer Hose Company and enjoyed helping out with bingo night. He was a member of the S.O.I. Club and was a member of Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion.
He was a Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Notre Dame fan. Most importantly, Boyd was an avid family man who never missed any of his children's or grandchildren's sporting events.
In addition to his wife Joie, he is also survived by two daughters, Joni (Lenny) Martino of Brockway and Karen Taylor Camuso of DuBois; two sons, Jeff Taylor and Joe (Bethe) Taylor, both of Brockway; three brothers: Mike (Fran) Taylor, Pat (Lois) Taylor, both of Brockway and Charlie Taylor of DuBois; one sister, Jean Smith, also of DuBois; seven grandchildren: Ryan Camuso, Adam Camuso, Brad Martino, Andy Martino, Jeremy Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Kirsten Taylor; and two great-grandchildren, Mia and Luke Martino.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five brothers: Bill "Boot Jack," Francis, Eddy, James and Jack Taylor; two sisters, Gladys Mango and Mary Saunders; and an infant sibling.
Calling hours will be from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at St. Tobias Church in Brockway with the Rev. Msgr. Charles Kaza presiding. Burial will follow in St. Tobias Cemetery. A vigil service will be held Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Full military honors will be accorded by Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion Tuesday morning at the cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Brockway Ambulance Association or Brockway Volunteer Hose Company.
Online condolences may be left at
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Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc
1033 4Th Ave
Brockway, PA 15824
(814) 268-2732
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Published in The Courier Express from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2015
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