Paul R. Taylor was born in Dunkirk, New York on the 24th of August 1959. On 07 November 2020, after a 1+ year battle with bladder cancer he passed at home with Kathy, his wife of 35 years, by his side.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Ellen Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Jennings Taylor; son, Jason; son, Scott and wife, Trishia and children, RyleeJo and Brennan; his brother, Doug and wife, Meri-Adele Taylor; sister, Taylor Anderson; as well as several nieces and nephews; and his two dogs, Holly and Jade.
Paul graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1977 and entered the Marine Corps. Following the Marine Corps he attended State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego located in Oswego, NY receiving his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 1985. Upon graduation, he was offered a position within the Computing Science Department at the college where he remained until retiring in 2014. Upon retiring Paul and Kathy relocated to Marion, North Carolina to escape the New York winters and live in the mountains.
As an adult, Paul spent 15 years as an active leader within the Boy Scouts of America dedicating himself to mentoring and teaching life skills.
A special thanks is extended to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care and the many friends and care givers that contributed to his care during his battle with cancer.
A private family memorial service will be held to celebrate Paul’s life.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to go to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, Mercy Animal Rescue or to the charity of your choice in Paul’s honor.
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Burke Hospice & Palliative Care
1721 Enon Road, Valdese NC 28690
Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 2371, Marion NC 28752