John D Taylor (August 03, 1929 - May 20, 2010)

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John D Taylor
  • August 03, 1929
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  • May 20, 2010

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John D Taylor, long time resident of North Royalton, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home in Ponce Inlet, Florida on May 20, 2010 surrounded by his family. John, a devoted husband of Carolyn Taylor, dear father of Jimmie (Ann)  Taylor, Gladys (Ray) Kulczycki, Sheila (Mark) Chalmers, Rhonda (Tom) Brill, Judie (Brian) Regan, Tim (Christy) Taylor, grandfather of 12, great grandfather of 13, brother of Jack Taylor (deceased) and Joy Stanich, beloved son in law of Emma Lou Faucett and brother in law of Donald and Patsy Faucett, David, Brad and Craig. John served his community in North Royalton as a Police Officer for 29 years and also owned a successful landscaping and excavating business. He collected and restored antique cars and was a member of many automobile clubs. His many interests included hunting, fishing, collecting antiques, music, dancing and playing the banjo. Most of all John enjoyed spending time with his family who will miss his love of life and happy spirit.

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  1. jessica taylor szabo says:
    25 Jun 2010
    Grandpa you will truly be misses. Thank you for being the best grandpa i could ever wish to have. U were such a big part of my lfe. You stepped in when my dad wasnt there. My childhood memeries are filled with all the fun times with you and carol. All the sleepovers and the trips to the bar at happy hour to watch you play pool. Its a endless list of all the stuff we did together. Im so happy my kids will always remember you. I love you so much and you will truly be missed.

  2. Sheila says:
    20 Jun 2010
    It's Fathers Day and I thought about you all day, Dad...I miss you.

  3. Clark Chilcott says:
    13 Jun 2010
    Dear Carolyn & family,
    John was quite a man. He taught me much about policing and being a REAL MAN! But more importantly, I learned the importance of family. As hardcore and brave as John was, he was a pussycat with his loved ones.
    Paulette and I send our sincere condolenses, and we regret not connecting with John after he moved to Florida. May your spirits be lifted, and know that JT is with us now & forever. I'm not sure he will be smoking the grenadere's in heaven; however, he will enjoy the promise land as he enjoyed life. Bless you all!!!!!!

  4. tom list says:
    07 Jun 2010
    the family will not know me but in 1970 john dug my foundation and landscaped my lot on bennett we were nice friends for alot of years and each time i went by the old homestead i wondered where john moved i truely liked your dad he will be missed i know he loved to play cards story---he even took care of a ticket for me!!!!

  5. Bruno and Karla Tommasini says:
    06 Jun 2010
    Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy.

  6. Bruno and Karla Tommasini says:
    06 Jun 2010
    Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy.

  7. Colleen Ventura says:
    05 Jun 2010
    I loved my grandpa so very much and am going to miss him!! He truly blessed my life beyond what words can express. I'll always remember all the fun times at "Grandpa's Lake," polka dancing together, riding in the old fashioned many things I am thankful for. I wish I was able to see him more as he moved to Florida but I was always happy to talk to him on the phone and hear him sing me this country song about a girl named Colleen. He always made me laugh. I thought I had the coolest grandpa in the world and I did. Thank you Grandpa for always being there for me. I will forever miss you!

  8. kim braskie & family says:
    03 Jun 2010
    We will always remember our Grandpa and Great-Grandpa. Until we all our together again, Love, Kim, Jim, Kierra, Brinah, Tigan, Falin and Thomas xo

  9. Sheila says:
    02 Jun 2010
    Daddy…I will always cherish every memory from my childhood with you. From riding in the dump truck, listening to country music, going to on an overnighter to Cedar Point, eating at Manners Big Boy, The Whip and Chung Wah’s; your visits in the driveway in your police car while on duty; buying me a 3-speed yellow Corvair; helping me sell more candy than anyone else during my high school band years and going to Hawaii after graduation. You were very much a part of my life during my childhood and teen years and you made me very happy. I am thankful for all you did and always felt you were a great Dad when I was growing up.

    Daddy…I will always cherish every memory from my young adult life with you. We had so much fun swimming at the lake; listening to you play guitar and bango with your friends and getting me to work in your police car at the radio station when the whole town was snowed in. You weren’t too crazy about the boy I hooked up with-you called him curly or red for years. When I married Mark, you danced cheek to cheek with me at our little reception. Later in our lives, you said that Mark turned out to be a great son-in-law and you were glad that I had a happy marriage. That meant a lot to us. I am thankful for all you did and always felt you were a great Dad when I was a young adult.

    Daddy…I will always cherish every memory with you when I became a parent and you became a grandpa to Colleen and Sean. You became part of their lives from the day they were born. You gladly attended all of their events: birthday parties, school functions, special days at church and dance recitals. You were always there and Colleen and Sean became very close to you. They learned to swim, dive and fish at “Grandpa’s Lake”, enjoyed all the holidays together, going out to lunch, cookouts or just hanging out with you. When I was working and the kids were at school we had many wonderful lunches. We had good talks and I know we were very close. I am thankful for all you did and always felt you were a great Dad and Grandpa as I grew older.

    During the last years, we spoke regularly and I loved visiting you in Florida when we went on vacation. We had many fun times at the ocean, in the pool and going out to eat, listen and dance to country music. Even though we weren't together as much, I still loved you just the same. I am thankful for all you did, we never lost our connection and I always felt you were a great Dad even though we were miles apart.

    Daddy…I will always cherish every memory we made together during your life. There are so many more, too many to write down, each more special and precious than the last. As I look back I see that you were always in my life and I was always in your life…no matter what. It wasn’t that long ago that you looked right at me and directly into my eyes and said, “You and me, we always had a good relationship.” I am consoled by your words and that you valued my love, devotion and friendship as a daughter. I truly respected, loved, and valued every minute together and honored you as my Dad. I will miss you dearly. Lovingly…Sheila

  10. Bobbie Taylor& Family says:
    02 Jun 2010
    I,m very sad Uncle Wayne is no longer with us on earth.I'am so glad Brandon,Donnie,Brook and I were able to see your Dad, Feb 2009 when Carol brought him to see my Dad when he was not doing well.Our Dad's are brothers and they left this earth the same way,They are now living in the eternal here after.Always think of them with us and the many memories they helped us create,For they live in our lives everyday.

  11. Joanne & Dave Regan says:
    27 May 2010
    Judie, Sorry to hear of your Dad,s passing. I know you have been there for him while he was sick. Give me a call when you have time.

  12. Carol& Bill Pfeifer says:
    24 May 2010
    Just wanted the family to know our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Even though we didn't know John well his humor was always evident. We hope the happy memories get all of you through the coming weeks.
    Carol & Bill Pfeifer

  13. Erla and Jerry Stringer says:
    24 May 2010
    Dear Carolyn.We will always remember the good times we had together.Our deepest sympathy to you and Johns family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love Erla And Jerry

  14. Linda Wilmot says:
    24 May 2010

    With much love and deepest sympathy to all of John's family.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning poetically describes the end of life as a return to pure love:

    Guess now who holds thee? -
    "Death", I said. But there
    The silver answer rang-
    "Not Death, but Love."

  15. Tony Metalonis says:
    24 May 2010
    Rhonda and family - With deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  16. Jerry Manning says:
    23 May 2010

  17. Helen Taylor says:
    22 May 2010
    My deepest sympathies to Carolyn and his family.John was a fun person to be around and loved life and will be greatly missed by all.I will always remember the good times Jack and I had with John and Carolyn at Chi Chi's. John and Jack are now together and raising hell together. Rest in peace Love,your sister-in-law, Helen

  18. Craig Faucett says:
    22 May 2010
    We will miss seeing John on our trips to florida he will truely be missed. our thoughts and prayer are with you all. craig,shelly ,avery.

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