John W. Taylor, Jr., age 94 John
W. Taylor, Jr., age 94, of Wilmington,
DE and formerly of Chester, PA,
died on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
Mr. Taylor was born on June 27, 1919, to the late John W.
and Hannah Smith Taylor. John was a graduate of Chester High School,
and a veteran of the US Army, who served during World War II.
Mr. Taylor was a member of Siloam UM Church, Bethel Twp.,
PA, and a former member of Trinity UM Church, Chester, PA.
A top Delaware
enforcement officer, Mr. Taylor served as Deputy Chief of the Chester
Police Department and later served 3 terms as Sheriff. A kind and caring
man, who could be counted on to get the job done, he served on the Delaware
County Council and was a long-time member of the Chester Rural Cemetery
Board of Directors.
He was a member of Chester Masonic Lodge #236 F&AM,
Tall Cedars, Consistory and Lulu
Mr. Taylor served as past President of the Delaware County Fraternal Order
of Police and as a member of the Delaware County Firemen's Association. He
was also past President and Foreman of the Moyamensing Hook and Ladder
Company of Chester, PA
was the loving husband of the late Roberta Hendershot Taylor, who died in
Survivors: Daughter: Ann (George) Wenner; Son: John W.
"Jack" (Carol) Taylor, III; 5 Grandchildren; 11 Great
Grandchildren. As an only child, John was surrounded by many loving
relatives. He is also survived by his Sister-in-law: Ethel (Tom) Carpenter
and a special friend Edie McDade. Funeral Service: Tuesday, 11:00 AM, at
the Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Middletown (Rte#352) &
Knowlton Roads, Middletown Township, Media, PA Visitation: Monday, after
6:00 PM, where there will be a Masonic Service at 8:00 PM, by Chester Lodge
#236 F&AM, and Tuesday, after 9:30 AM, at the funeral home.
Linwood, PA Memorial Contributions: may be
donated in memory of John Taylor, to Siloam UM Church, 3720 Foulk Road, Boothwyn,
or Delaware County Firemen's Association, P. O. Box 321, Glenolden,
Published in The Daily Times on
September 27, 2013