Daniel E. Taylor

By Orleans Hub Posted 9 October 2019 at 8:33 am

Samuel Taylor

Daniel E. Taylor, 76, of Trinity, Fla., passed away Oct. 6, 2019 at Tampa General Hospital surrounded by his family.

Dan was born in Maspeth Queens, N.Y. in 1943 and moved to Lyndonville at the age of nine. He graduated in 1961 from Lyndonville Central High School, where he was a gifted athlete. Dan went on to play semi-pro football with the Medina Macs for two seasons. He joined the Air Force in 1963 and served until 1966. Dan married his high school sweetheart, Pat, in July 1966. Together, they raised two wonderful children. The family moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. in the summer of 1979. Dan coached Little League baseball and softball at Meadowlawn Little League, as well as Bandit Football for Northeast for many years. He owned the Family Bike Shop and eventually retired from Gulf Aluminum. Dan received a heart transplant in March 1998 at Tampa General. He never wasted a single day. Dan was a kind and generous man who loved God and his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid golfer, and he enjoyed playing cards, reading and camping. He spent time traveling the country and going on cruises. His beautiful voice and loving spirit will be remembered by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marion Taylor.

Dan is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia Taylor; his children, Amy (James) Jones and Jeffery (Renee) Taylor; grandchildren, Sara (Corey) Coxwell, Jessica Taylor, Kaylyn Taylor, Daniel Taylor, Teresa French and Michael French; great-grandchildren, Logan Coxwell, Charlotte Coxwell, Spencer Taylor and Wade Reyes; sister, Norma Jean Pollard; brother, Mark (Lois) Taylor; along with many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dan’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sat., Oct. 19  at 11 a.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 12609 Memorial Drive, Trinity FL 34655. Calling hours will precede the service at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made in Dan’s name to American Heart Association, National Kidney Foundation, or Tampa General Hospital Foundation – Heart Transplant Research.