Gary Taylor

October 24, 1952 - July 12, 2017
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Gary Lee Taylor, age 64, of Dover, a beloved husband, father and hero to his grandchildren, died early Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Union Hospital at Dover following brief but hard-fought battle with cancer.

Born at Wheeling, West Virginia on October 24, 1952, Gary is a son of Florence “Bea” Murphy Taylor of Dov…

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Gary Lee Taylor, age 64, of Dover, a beloved husband, father and hero to his grandchildren, died early Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Union Hospital at Dover following brief but hard-fought battle with cancer.

Born at Wheeling, West Virginia on October 24, 1952, Gary is a son of Florence “Bea” Murphy Taylor of Dover and the late Arden Barth Taylor.

He was a graduate of Scio High School and earned an Associate Degree from Kent State University.

Briefly, he was employed by Twin City Water Department before spending 34 years with the City of Dover as the Water and Waste Water Departments Superintendent. Most recently, Gary was the Utilities Coordinator for the MWCD.

Gary was a longtime member of the Water Environment Federation and its South-East Section where he held numerous positions throughout the years. He was also a member of the Operator Training Committee of Ohio. He served as a Water and Waste Water Course Instructor for many years. His knowledge on the subject led him to co-author for the American Water Works Association; a math book titled “Basic Science Concepts and Applications for Waste Water.” Gary was also a recipient of the Water Environment Federation 5S Award.

In his younger years, Gary was known for his love and talent of water skiing. He loved “playing” on his computer and his iPad. But above all, Gary was passionate about being supportive of his family. He spent many years as an adult leader for Boy Scout Troop 94, coaching various sports of his children and later attending the activities of his grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, Gary is survived by his wife, Sally, whom he married on September 28, 2001; his children, Brenda (Duane) Trachsel of Florida, Michael (Deb) Taylor of Canton, Brett (fiancée, Andrea Sulhan) Taylor of Middleburg Heights, and Jamie Taylor of Akron; his step-daughters, Jill (Christopher) Lipinski and Jackie (Brian) Proctor all of New Philadelphia; his mother-in-law, Sarah Saffell of Dover and 10 grandchildren.

Completing the family are his siblings, Rick (Bonnie) Taylor of Westerville and Cindy (Mike) Akers of Uhrichsville and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Gary was preceded in death by his father-in-law, William Saffell.

The family will receive guests on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A funeral service celebrating Gary’s life will be led by Pastor Mick Foster on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM in the Dover Geib Center. Burial will follow in the Dover Burial Park.

Memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be directed to: The Rainbow Connection c/o Tuscarawas Society for Children and Adults, Inc. 119 3rd St NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dover Burial Park

Address:

N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Reception Information

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Broadway United Methodist Church

Address:

120 Church Ave. SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Family and guests are invited to share a meal at the church following services.


Donation Information

The Rainbow Connection - Tuscarawas Society for Children and Adults

Phone: (330) 343-8686

119 3rd St. NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: October 24, 1952
Died: July 12, 2017

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Deborah Peoples Floyd posted on 7/19/17

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

 

Wynne Smith posted on 7/18/17

To Sally and family, Our deepest sympathy go to you. May God help you through this time in your life. You could just tell your deep love for one another. Love, hugs and prayers. Bob and Wynne

 

Kelly Elliott posted on 7/17/17

I was certainly lucky to have known Gary. I am so sorry for your loss, and I pray with God's grace you can turn your sadness in to smiles at the memories you all must share as a family.

 

Martha Kovacik posted on 7/15/17

So sorry to read about Gary's passing. Although I hadn't seen him in years, I used to stay at his parents house wife Cindy. Always such a warm & welcoming family. I have fond memories of that time in my life. You will be in my thoughts & prayers.

 

Barbara Carr posted on 7/14/17

Dear Sally & Family, So sorry for your loss. I know words don't help your pain, but Please know I'm thinking of you and praying for God to give you peace and understanding. God Bless... Barb Carr

 

JC posted on 7/14/17

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Gary. May you find comfort in the words written at Acts 24:15, where God promises to bring back to life those we have lost in death by means of a resurrection. In the near future He will also eliminate our enemy, death.(Isaiah 25:8) This gives us the wonderful hope of being reunited with our loved ones, forever. Until then, I hope the memories of Gary and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

 

Jim Mizer posted on 7/14/17

To the Taylor Family: I was stunned to read of Garys passing. He was a good friend when we were working for the City. Always co-operative, friendly and knowledgeable in all our endeavors. We shared many laughs together over many topics. Although I had not seen Gary since I retired, many fond memories remain. God Bless you all. Jim Mizer

 

Dennis and Vicki Smith posted on 7/13/17

Our deepest sympathy to Sally and the entire family. May God give you strength and grace throughout the days to come.

 

Stephanie Kuczynski posted on 7/13/17

My sincere sympathy to Sally & family. May God & prayer lift you during this difficult time.

 

Dr. Tara Reilly posted on 7/13/17

Prayers for your family. You touched my heart until we meet again.

 

Karen Dunfee posted on 7/13/17

My sympathies to the Taylor families and extended families. May God be with you during this time. God bless you Sally.????

 

Tim and Mary (Grafe) Meiser posted on 7/13/17

Jamie we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.. I hope the memories will help to ease the pain. Fly High Gary

 

Bill & Linda Hildebrand posted on 7/13/17

Sally, sending our deepest sympathy to you & your family. May your memories be a blessing.

 

Becky and Bob Horn posted on 7/13/17

Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

 

Marlene Marsh posted on 7/13/17

We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Please accept our sincerest sympathies. He was a very nice man and we enjoyed talking to him always. LAMS ORIENTAL

 

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