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June 4, 1927 - January 9, 2024
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David Johnston Taylor passed away peacefully at age 96, on January 9, 2024, at home in Wayland, MA, with his loving family at his side.
He was born in Buffalo, NY, on June 4th, 1927, to John Deuel Taylor and Helen Elizabeth (Johnston) Taylor. He attended the Park School and later Kimball Union Academy. He served two years in the Navy Medical Corps in San Diego before graduating from Dartmouth in 1950. After college, he returned to Buffalo where he met and married Orian St. George Ward. They moved to San Francisco and raised two daughters, Franca and Tasha. Orian passed away in 1977, and in time David moved back to his Alma Mater where his daughters also were matriculated.
There he eventually met and married Karen Jane Robbins, and embraced her two teenage children, Tim and Sarah. He and Karen created a loving home where all were welcome for family visits and celebrations and for Dartmouth reunions throughout thirty-six years together.
David had a wonderful sense of humor and a twinkle in his blue eyes. He was ever-loving and encouraged his family to find happiness and fulfillment.
David is dearly loved and deeply missed by his wife Karen, brother Curt and wife TJ, brother Spaulding and husband Tony, daughter and son-in-law Franca and Rick Voegelin, daughter and son-in-law Tasha and Jeff Garnett, daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Adrian Robbins-Cole, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, younger brother Jonathan, first wife Orian, and son Tim.
David will be celebrated this summer at a service to be held in Hanover, NH. Arrangements are under the Chesmore Funeral Home.