Walter I. Taylor – September 27, 2017


Livonia:  September 27, 2017 at age 76 years after an extended illness.  Predeceased by his parents George & Marjorie Taylor and his sister Gail Distefano. Survived by his wife Sheila (Frisbee) Taylor; his son Glen Taylor (Kelly Johnson) of Shortsville; grandchildren, Matthew Taylor of FL and Nicole (Andrew) Wagner of WA; sister Linda Taylor of Livonia and his brother Warren Taylor of Irondequoit.  Also survived by several nieces including special niece Nadine Taylor.

Walt was born on November 26, 1940 in Rochester, NY to parents George & Marjorie (McLellan) Taylor.  He attended and graduated from Madison High School.  He was a long time employee of Niagara Mohawk in Avon, NY and retired from National Grid in 1999.  He had a true love of the outdoors, in younger years he was very active in Boy Scouts, and enjoyed Native American Culture.

Friends may call on Monday, October 2nd, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY.  Funeral service and interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487 or Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


11 thoughts on “Walter I. Taylor – September 27, 2017

  1. Glen, So sorry for the loss of your father. I remember all of the good times in scouts, and your father’s good attitude even tho we could be pretty rowdy sometimes. I know there is a special place in heaven for him!


  2. Many good memories from Orange Street when my brother Tom (deceased 9-2015) and I lived across the street from the Taylors when we were kids. My parents were friends back then as well. I moved to Livonia in 2000, I did not know Walter (as we called him back then) lived in Livonia. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Thinking of you Linda and Warren

  3. Linda my condolences to you and your family. Like my brother who passed a few short weeks ago, Walt is free of his worldly health problems. Love and prayers, Aleta

  4. Hi Taylors
    Walt was my cousin. My mother (Francis) was Goerge’s (Buster) older sister. For a time during the late 40″s or early 50″s the Taylor family ( Buster, Marge, Gail and Walt) Lived in our front apartment at 138 Clifton St. My brother and I spent many happy hours playing with Gail and Walt. I have fond memories of Walt, his humor and his infectious laugh. Somehow, as our lives unfolded, we drifted apart ad never made contact again.
    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  5. Glenn and family
    I am so sorry to hear about your dads passing, some of my best childhood memories were made with him in Scouts and spending many nights at your house. I will not forget about your dad ever for all that he taught me throughout the years. We reconnected a couple years ago on Facebook and it was so nice to chat with him. Thinking of his family during this tough time. Ron Brisbane

  6. Damn, what a rush of memories. A childhood neighbor, a mentor, an outdoor enthusiast, a linesman, a Dad, a Livonia Troop 74 Scout Master,, these descriptions are what rush through me. Walt (Mr. Taylor) you and your family helped shaped my life. Mrs Taylor (Shelia) on Oct 6th 197? I was the one who threw a snow ball at your soaked tent after rain turned to 6-inches of snow on that flooded canoe trip near Cranberry Lake. What great times learning kyaks, the 17-FT blue racer and scooping ice-cream at the Livonia festivals. Glen, you were great neighbors. Walt Taylor, Rest In Peace, Amen. Greg Hetzler, Weddington, North Carolina.

  7. Our most sincere condolences are offered during your time of grief, Sheila. Another Angel has been granted his wings.

  8. Sheila my condolences to you and the Taylor family. Walt was a great guy and he will be my missed by many people that he has meet over the years.

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