KEESEVILLE -- Warren F. "Bud" Taylor, 73, formerly of Pine Tree Drive, Keeseville, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at the CVPH Skilled Nursing Unit in Plattsburgh.
He was born in Keeseville, Aug. 30, 1932, the son of Walden D. and Ida E. (Ford) Taylor.
He married Martha Jane Brelia, Saturday, Jan. 16, 1954, at St. John's Church in Keeseville. She predeceased him Aug. 26, 1992.
Bud received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1959.
Bud served in the United States Navy from Nov. 28, 1950, until his honorable discharge, Aug. 30, 1954. He was employed at the Rochester Gas & Electric, Torrington Construction in Keeseville, J&J Rogers Paper Company in AuSable Forks, Newton Falls Paper Company and lastly Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Keeseville prior to retirement. Following retirement, he and his son Ed owned and operated BT Repair.
He was a former member of the AuSable Valley School Board and served as president in 1967 and was a 4th degree member the Eugene G. Santor Knights of Columbus 469 in Keeseville. Bud enjoyed meeting and working with people. He enjoyed solving for long term, machinery and related problems and working with and teaching others the techniques he learned over the years. He also enjoyed music, golfing, cooking, woodworking and reading.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Carol Taylor of Oswego, Edward and Julie Taylor of Port Kent, Thomas and Sheila Taylor of Keeseville and Mark and Diane Taylor of Oswego; four daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia Taylor of Port Kent, Melissa Light of Plattsburgh, Donna Taylor of Chazy and Jennifer and Steve Bashaw of Peru; two brothers and one sister-in-law, John and Neda Taylor of Las Alamos, N.M., and Frank Taylor of Keeseville; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also predeceased by his parents.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Keeseville. Members of the Keeseville Knights of Columbus will meet at the funeral home for a 7 p.m. service. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, at 1 p.m. at St. John's Church in Keeseville with the Rev. Peter R. Riani, celebrating and the Rev. Leeward J. Poissant, pastor, concelebrating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, PO Box 2336, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
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