Max B. Taylor of Clarion died Saturday (2-23-13) at home. He was 84.
He was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Smicksburg, Pa., to Thomas M. and Grace L. Lewis Taylor.
He was married on Nov. 27, 1951, to Donna Smith. She survives.
A veteran, Max served in the Marine Corps from August 1946 to March 1948 and in the Army's 82nd Airborne from April 1950 to April 1953.
He worked for Bell Telephone for 37 years.
Max was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clarion.
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 277, Clarion; and Coudersport Consistory, Clarion County Shrine, American Legion Post 66, VFW Post 2145, Moose Lodge 101, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3807 and Plumville Hunting Camp.
Max enjoyed hunting, collecting coins and golf, and was well-known in the Clarion area as a cheese distributor.
He enjoyed watching NASCAR and visiting local race tracks.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Vera Philson and her husband David, Mercer, and their children, Jennifer Philson, Dr. Vanessa (Mike) and Donna Philson; Jeffrey Taylor and his wife Sherry, Fairmount City, Pa., and their children, Jeanne (Mike) Glavich and Ian Taylor; Patricia Childers and her husband Eddie, South Dakota, and their daughter Hanna and Caleb Taylor and great-granddaughter, Emma; and Tracy Taylor and his wife Jodi, Chillicothe, Ohio, and their children, Zachary, Melissa and Zane Taylor.
Also surviving are two sisters, Jane Jacoby and Bonnie Smith, Indiana, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Jane Taylor, North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale Taylor; and a grandson, Jesse Taylor.
There were no calling hours and services are private. Online condolences: www.rvburnsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Robert V. Burns Funeral Home, Clarion.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Published Feb. 27, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.