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William J. Taylor

Born: Fri., Apr. 15, 1932
Died: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
Location: Ashville


Funeral Service

4:00 PM Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
Location: Ashville


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William J. Taylor 85, Altoona, died October 12, 2017 at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born April 15, 1932 in Altoona, son of the late William H. and Hester A. (Focht) Taylor. Preceded in death by sons: Steven Taylor, Wayne Galat, William Galat, and daughter and her husband Pamela (Jack) Webster, great granddaughters, Amarie Miller,and Nova Faith, sister, Barbara Fry and brothers in law, Joe Musser, William Robbins, James Robbins and Larry Robbins. Survived by wife, the former Joan Robbins whom he married September 10, 1979 in Greenwood. Children: Karen Carles, Ronald Galat and Tammy Peros (Joe) all of Altoona. 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren

Brother of: Irene Musser of Williamsburg, Marie Fluke and Thomas (Marie Hoover) of Altoona. Also survived by an uncle and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, hunting and fishing. He retired in 1994 after 21 years of service as the superintendent of the water/sewage treatment plant for Logan Twp. Member of the Ravers Gap Sportsmen of Loysburg, Bald Eagle Sportsmen of Tyrone, and Greenwood United Methodist Church. Friends will be received from 2 :00 PM until time of Funeral Service at 4:00 PM Monday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, Pa 16613, Rev. Duane Coy, officiating. Committal, Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society in Bill’s memory. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com

   

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Joey Robbins of Greenbelt, MD
   Posted Sat October 14, 2017
My uncle Bill, like my Aunt Joan, are wonderful models of compassion, kindness and generosity. Bill always reached out to console those who needed a warm hug and an open heart; his kindness and generosity, at least experienced by me and my family, knew no bounds. He shared the bounty of his wonderful food garden and was always available to drive you anywhere you needed to go. My favorite memories of him include co-hosting family reunions, homemade wines, driving us to pick corn out in a nearby farm and his wonderful smile and laughter. Bill, you will be missed! I don't fully understand the concept of eternal life but feel in my heart that you have transcended to another plane of existence that permeates through our own physical reality and thus, you will always be with us. Please keep us in your prayers.

Tammy Peros
   Posted Sat October 14, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Joseph, Bertha and Family.

With Deepest Sympathy, Love Joe, Bertha and Family


Sharon Burk
   Posted Sun October 15, 2017

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Sharon Burk.

Condolences from the Burk family


Dottie Bowser
   Posted Sun October 15, 2017
Mr. Bill is what I always called him, he has been the best neighbor and friend anyone could have asked for. You could always see him working in his garden and mowing his grass. He always took pride in his work. He was like a dad to me, after my dad passed away. I still look out my window and he should be out working in is garden or taking a break on his swing. You are going to be missed by all.

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