Charles S. Taylor, 70, of North Stonington, beloved husband of 19 years to Elizabeth (Field) Taylor, passed away at L&M Hospital in New London on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 after a battle with cancer.
Born in Westerly, he was predeceased by his parents Leland (Ted) and Mary Taylor, sister Janet Dobson and her husband Herb.
Charles loved to fly. He got his pilot's license at age 16 and worked as a Corporate Pilot for many years. He was instrumental in establishing the Westerly High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and served as its first President for 6 years. The fund awards scholarships to graduates of Westerly H.S. pursuing careers in the trades. He was an accomplished carpenter, enjoyed golf and riding his Harley.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Kristine deMello, son-in-law Brian and grandsons Kaleb and Seth of N. Stonington; daughter Susan Krysinski; sister Jean Browning of San Antonio, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly, R.I. on Friday Dec. 9th at 11a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to WHS Alumni Scholarship Fund (WASFI), 39 Spruce St, Westerly, R.I. 02891. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, Westerly is handling the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
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Published by The Westerly Sun from Dec. 6, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017.