Gordon Maxwell Taylor

Gordon Maxwell Taylor, 95, of Woodstock, died peacefully at his home on June 11, 2019.

Born in Ellenville, New York, on October 22, 1923, he was the son of the late S. Maxwell and Edith Wright Taylor.  He is predeceased by his sister Maxine Taylor Wingate.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the 5th Air Force in the Pacific theatre, including the Philippines, Okinawa and New Guinea.


After the war, he earned a degree in engineering from Bard College.

Gordon married Margot Cramer in 1955. He and Margot enjoyed a busy life on Thistle Farm, where he raised Aberdeen Angus. They loved to race cars and attend concerts and art shows.  Margot died in 1993.

He enjoyed writing at work and for pleasure. He wrote The Gumwood Trace, which was published in 1991.

Gordon worked for EG&G Rotron, as an Application and Marketing Engineering manager for 40 years and retired in 1990.

He delivered meals for Woodstock Meals on Wheels and served as the president of the group. He met his second wife, Katharine (Kit) Worthington Taylor, while working there. They loved to travel, entertain friends and attend art and musical events. Kit died in 2014.

Gordon was a member of Saint Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock and a former member of the vestry.

A memorial service will be held on June 29, 2019, at 11:00, at Saint Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Family of Woodstock.

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