John W. Taylor 1929 - 2017 

John W. Taylor
, 88, of Wadsworth, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017.   He was born June 27, 1929, in Lapeer, Mich. to the late Ira Ernest and Myrtle Rachel Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was a member of First Christian Church, was a veteran of the U.S. Army,was retired from True Value Hardware, and was a former board member at Briarthorn Condominiums.   His hobbies included Gourmet Club, snowmobiling, boating, and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Eleanor Thompson, Frances Congdon; and his in-laws, Alta and Glenn Mastin and Harold Larsen.

John is survived by his wife, Anne, with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage;  their children, John Mark Taylor of Olympia, Wash., Jody Lynn (Oscar) Hawk of Rittman, and Jill Anne Gibson of Wadsworth;  grandchildren, Patricia Ranftl, Echo (Dan) Agee, Rachel (Jeremy) Straub, John Lail, Steve (Alexa) Hawk, and Michelle Hawk; along with ten great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, 116 E. Boyer St., Wadsworth, with Karen Rule officiating.   The family will receive friends two hours prior to the services from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Church.

Interment with military honors will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

Hilliard-Rospert    (330-334-1501)

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sept. 27, 2017