South Paris – Stephen William Taylor, 86, died Wednesday, July 21 at the Market Square Health Center where he was a resident. He had been a resident of the Norway and South Paris area for many years.
Born in Newry, Feb. 25, 1913, the son of Wallace S. and Floss (Perkins) Taylor, he was a 1932 graduate of Stephens High School in Rumford.
For many years Mr. Taylor was a chef at the Oxford Hills High School District and then at the Market Square Nursing Home in South Paris until retirement in 1977.
He was a past commander of the Norway Knights of Pythias, a member of the Norway Second Congregational Church and a licensed Lay Minister of the Congregational Church. He was also past commander and past department commander of the Joshua L. Chamberlain Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, a member of the Norway-Paris Senior Citizens and the Oxford County Senior Citizens and was also a Maine Justice of the Peace.
Mr. Taylor was married to the former Eva Sampson of Auburn, who died Aug. 28, 1964. He was later married in Oxford, on Sept. 13, 1965 to the former Catherine Littlefield who died in South Paris on Aug. 8, 1988.
Survivors include stepsons, Wilfred Curtis of Ford, Wash., Ivan Curtis of Beverly, Mass., and Phillip and Keith Curtis, both of Spokane, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Arnold (Anita) Moulton of Oxford; a sister, Diantha Stubbs of Rockford, Ill.; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Taylor – Stephen William Taylor, age 86. At his request there are no public calling hours, but friends are invited to attend graveside services 2 PM Friday, July 30, 1999 a the North Auburn Cemetery, Auburn. Arrangements are under the care of the Meader & Son Funeral Home.
Burial at North Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine