Howard L. Taylor, 64 of Washington, formerly of Canonsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at home.
He was born on July 2, 1953 in Canonsburg to Howard C. and Evelyn Irene Snarey Taylor who both preceded him in death.
He was a 1971 graduate of Canon-McMillan and a graduate of Westminster College with a double major in Religion and History, before briefly attending the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Taylor was a lifelong member of Canonsburg Presbyterian Church, having served as a deacon and church school teacher. He was also proud of his Scottish heritage and was a member of the Clan McEwen.
He worked as a cook at Elby’s Big Boy, Bob Evans and King’s restaurants and as a part time Santa Claus.
An avid collector, Howard had many interests and hobbies. He loved building scale model circus trains and served as ringmaster or president for Circus Model Builders Inc. Terrell Jacobs Ring 7. He was a talented miniature train builder, showing his work at different venues.
He is survived by his sister Barbara Nelson (J. Andrew) of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and his niece Lauren M. Nelson.
Friends are welcome from 2-4 and 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Joseph P. Salandra, LFD, owner/supervisor and Darla A. Tripoli, LFD, 304 W.Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 in Canonsburg First United Presbyterian Church, 112 W. Pike Street, Canonsburg. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, 3739 Washington Road, McMurray.
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