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Burton F. Taylor

Burton F. Taylor

September 15, 1938 - October 27, 2020
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Obituary

Burton F. Taylor, 82, of Reading, passed away, October 27, 2020, at Berkshire Center.

He was the loving husband of 57 years to Patricia A. (Katrinak) Taylor.

Born in Sayre, PA, he was a son of the late Francis and Pauline (Clink) Taylor.

Burton was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School, Rome, PA and Pennsylvania State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

He proudly served in the U.S Army from 1963 to 1965 and was honorably discharged earning the rank of SP5.

Burton was employed by Forty Fort School District in the Junior-Senior High School, where he taught industrial education and was involved with curriculum development. Following his education career he provided engineering services, testing, operations, maintenance and training to clients in industrial and government agencies. These included: fossil and nuclear power plants, pulp and papermills, petroleum refining plants, chemical plants, and US Army and Navy facilities. Burton worked at Penn Optical Company, Reading in 1962, Sanders and Thomas Inc, Consulting and Engineering, Pottstown, 1962-1971, and Gilbert Commonwealth and United Energy Services Corporation, Reading from 1971 until his retirement in 1995.

He was a member of St. John Baptist de la Salle Roman Catholic Church, Shillington.

Burton was a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and the American Legion.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and watching Penn State games.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Kevin Taylor husband of Sherrie Taylor, Mohnton, PA and Kimberly (Taylor) Dalius wife of Eric Dalius, Miami Beach, FL.; two siblings, Ruthann (Taylor) Kolosky, Shickshinny, PA and Peggy (Taylor) Bessey, Endicott, NY; and four grandchildren: Bradley Dalius, Jacklyn Dalius, Brandon Taylor and Dillon Taylor.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Dale Taylor and Louis Taylor.

A committal service will be held Monday, November 2, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of St. George at Gethsemane Cemetery. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Penn State University Giving, 1-888-800-9163. Condolences may be expressed at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.
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Service Details

  • Committal Service

    November 2, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    November 2, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Gethsemane Chapel
    Address
    3139 Kutztown Road
    Laureldale, PA 19605
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    Officiant
    Fr. Rich Clement
  • Interment

    November 2, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    November 2, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum
    Address
    3139 Kutztown Road
    READING, PA 19605
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