Under a luminous Summer moon, George Ronald Taylor of Summit passed peacefully on August 9, 2022, surrounded by his family. He lived a life of service and bravery. As a youth from Jersey City, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War from 1953 to 1955, with his lifelong friend Ken Detlett. Upon returning from Korea, he graduated Farleigh Dickinson College where he studied engineering. On September 16, 1967, George married Margaret Alice White, also from Jersey City. They were happily married for 51 years until her passing in 2018. Together they lovingly raised two children, Susan and George. Above all, George loved his family and cherished time spent together over a meal.
He worked for a time for NASA out of college and contributed to a patent for the escape capsule used on the Apollo 12 mission. However, he spent most of his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry, helping to design and build production facilities around the world, working for Pfizer for 25 years and then Merck & Co. until retirement. George was a world traveler, with work taking him to destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Asia and on vacations with Margaret to Italy and France.
He had a passion for going on long walks with his golden retrievers (Shadow, Barney, Teddy, Charlie, Jo) and mingling at the dog park with fellow dog lovers. He loved soccer, was a youth coach, and avidly would enjoy watching games with other enthusiasts of the sport.
He volunteered generously throughout his life, with special emphasis on education, serving as Summit PTA President and reading books to children at the local library. He donated blood every six months of his adult life (his family often joked it was for the free Twinkie). He had a quick wit, a deep intellect and a kind heart. He was a good neighbor to all and would make any sacrifice to help one.
George leaves behind his beloved daughter Susan Taylor Mormile (Rob), his son George, and two grandchildren, Matthew and Emma Mormile He is predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Margaret, his parents, George and Mary Taylor and his sister, Lisa McGill