SYRACUSE — Richard Allen “Dick” Taylor, 76, Syracuse, passed away at 9:57 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at I.U. Health Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Sept. 20, 1941, in Bangor, Mich., to Charles Wesley “Pete” and Thelma Mae Galbraith Taylor.

He attended Bangor High School. He served in the United States Marines and was married on April 24, 1965, in South Haven, Mich., to Helen G. Reiland, who survives.

He moved to the Cromwell/Syracuse area in 1965 from Michigan. He retired in 2002 from Armbruster Farms after 10 years as a maintenance and repair man. He was formerly employed at Rinker Boats, Syracuse, and Supreme Corp., Goshen.

He attended St. Martin de Porres Catholic Parish, Syracuse, and was a member of American Legion Post 223, Syracuse. He was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus and was an avid bowler in Syracuse.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Taylor, Syracuse; three daughters: Marcia (Scott) Hiatt, Elkhart; Teresa (Brian) Weideman, Milford; and Melissa (David) York, Gaffney, S.C.; a son, Brian (Patricia) Taylor, Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Barter, Bremen, and Ruth Ann Haggard, Ligonier; two stepbrothers, David (Tracy) Smeltzer and Mark (Cindy) Smeltzer, both of Mountain Springs, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents and a brother, Bill Taylor.

A celebration of life gathering will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Military honors will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.


Memorials to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or United Service Organizations, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677.

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