Fred J. Taylor

Fred J. Taylor

Fred J. Taylor, 75, of Albion, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, FL.  He was born in Albion on April 12, 1943, a son of the late Wayne and Wilma (Ingold) Taylor.  Fred graduated from Albion High School in 1961.  He then received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Edinboro University.  He was an elementary school teacher in the Conneaut School District, mostly Conneaut Valley Elementary School, for 37 years.  He was a member of, and very active in, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a Lector and Secretary of the Church Council.  He was also a member of the Albion Library Board and played in a Bridge Club.  He was a passionate bird watcher, and most people would agree he was an expert when it came to birds.  Fred enjoyed gardening, collecting stamps and coins, and travelling, most notably his mission trips to Paraguay.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Carol Taylor.  He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Marilyn (King) Taylor, whom he married September 11, 2004, a sister, Billie Messmer and her husband, Bert, of Edinboro, two brothers, Wayne Taylor Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Cambridge Springs, David Taylor and his wife, Judi, of Deming, NM, and many nieces and nephews.  Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.  A funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 80 Third Ave., Albion, on Monday at 1:30pm with Rev. R. Blaine Jorg officiating.  Burial will follow in Albion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 80 Third Ave., Albion, PA  16401, Edinboro/McKean VFW Post 740, 10613 Rt. 98, Edinboro, PA  16412, or to the Albion Area Public Library, 111 East Pearl Street, Albion, PA  16401.  To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit 


Left by  “Larry & Vanessa ” on 03/05/2019

What a sad day to hear about your hubby. He will be missed by all who knew him. Yet all is not lost we will soon be with Fred again right here on a paradise earth with no more sickness or death. Marilyn you may find that hard to believe. I am sending you a link to a one minute video that explains how this is possible. Please take a moment out to watch it you will not be disappointed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time in your life.

Left by  “Dan Lechefsky ” on 01/31/2019

Fred and I shared many school bus rides back in the day. We also made several trips out West together. He was an intelligent man, a kind soul, with a good sense of humor. I am sorry to hear he is gone. The world needs more Fred Taylors. My condolences to the family.

Left by  “Dede Morian and Meme Hamilton” on 01/29/2019


Left by  “Barbara Hershelman (Erdman)” on 01/28/2019

So Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers for Marilyn and the family.

Left by  “Joy Kempf” on 01/25/2019

My sympathy and prayers for the family, especially Billie. Hugs.

Left by  “John and Ilene Hosey” on 01/25/2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fred’s knowledge of plants and birds was always enjoyed. He will be missed.

Left by  “Anna Sabol” on 01/25/2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Marilyn and all the family.

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