Gig Harbor - Malcolm Douglas Taylor passed away on June 28,2021 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, WA, surrounded by family. Malcolm was born on May 9,1950 in Palo Alto, and lived in the Bay Area 54 years before moving to Anacortes, WA in 2004. In 2019, he made Gig Harbor, WA his home.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Malcolm J. Taylor and Isabelle Vogel Taylor , Step mother, Elizabeth Taylor and nephew, Seth DePres.
He is survived by his wife, Paula McKinnie Taylor, his children Nathan Taylor, Justin Taylor and Melissa Taylor, as well as his stepdaughter, Rachel Sleeter, husband Ben Sleeter and grandsons, Matthew and Daniel, his sister, Lyn Taylor, her husband, Mont Hubbard, his sister, Susan Kluewer, her husband Jeff Kluewer and nieces and nephews.
Malcolm went to Woodside High school in Redwood City, CA. He excelled in varsity swimming and water polo. Malcolm graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Art. He went on to get a teaching credential and became a middle school Language Arts teacher, who inspired kids to love reading, writing, music and art. During his teaching career, he was active in the California Teacher's Association.
Malcolm was a true renaissance man, a very talented teacher, carpenter, singer, songwriter, actor, producer and fine artist. He spent his retired years on the stage at the Anacortes Community theater, the Mount Vernon Theater Arts Guild and the RiverBelle theater. He loved every role and every production. Some of his favorite roles were, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Belle's father, Maurice in Beauty and the Beast and Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple. He especially loved being on the stage with his good friend and fellow actor, David Picht. Above all, he loved being a brother, husband and father.
Malcolm was the best of men, a caring human being who will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. His smile and deep, infectious laugh brought joy to friends and family, alike. To our dear, sweet Malcolm, Rest in Peace, we will love you forever.
His memorial Service will be on August 1,2021 at 3:00 P.M. at the United Church of Christ on Fox Island near Gig Harbor, WA. The Address is 726 6th Avenue, Fox Island, WA 98333. The family asks that any donations in Malcolm's memory should go to the Anacortes Community Theatre. They accept donations on line at the their website https://acttheatre.com/
Published by Anacortes American from Jul. 18 to Jul. 22, 2021.