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Norman Frank Taylor went to Heaven on March 12th 2018 at the age of 91.
He was the first born son of Belle & Fred Taylor and was raised and educated in Lowell, Massachusetts.
He graduated from Lowell High School and was the Colonel of the Boys Regiment. Norman sung in many boys and choral groups both in Lowell and Boston.
Upon high school graduation, Norman enlisted in the Army Air Corps on D-Day. World War II ended and he then entered Worchester Poly Tech, studying mechanical engineering. He was a member of the Worcester Glee Club and Sigma Pi Epsilon Fraternity. He also became a licensed professional engineer.
Norman accepted a job in Schenectady, NY as an engineer with American Locomotive Co, and traveled the country on trains, which he loved. He then spent ten years with GE in the Nuclear Power Division under Admiral Rickover.
Norman married his sweetheart, Janet Sanborn, on Sept. 12, 1954. Norman was a devoted Family man and was blessed with two daughters, Debra and Cynthia. His life revolved around his church work, both as a trustee and a faithful tenor in the church choir.
In 1972, the Taylors moved to Neptune Beach, FL, where he went into partnership with his brother Donald of Tadco Construction Co.. Norman completed his career in his own business, Neptune Builders.
The family was very active at Palms Presbyterian Church where Norman again used his gift for singing under the direction of Dr. M.J. Palmer. His extremely beautiful voice will always be remembered.
The mountains were calling and a summer home turned into a year round home in Blowing Rock/Boone NC. They spent twenty years on Crystal Mountain which they considered their glory years. They returned to Florida in 2007.
Norman was married to the love of his life Janet, for 63 years. They were blessed with a family of many generations, daughters: Debra Kendrick (Glenn) and Cynthia Shelton (David); four grandchildren: Cynthia, Heidi, Daniel and Erin; and five great-grandchildren: Marissa, Gaibrial, Genevieve, Ezri and Lettie. Norman also left a brother Donald and sister Nancy.
Memorial services to be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17th in the Chapel of Palms Presbyterian Church. Gifts may be given in his precious memory to Palms Presbyterian Church Music Program, 3410 Third St. S., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.
Palms Presbyterian Church Music Program
3410 Third St. S., Jacksonville Beach FL 32250