John Francis Taylor, of Waukesha, passed on to eternal life, at the age of 72, on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Brockway, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1946 to Edward and Clara (nee Pisoni) Taylor. John graduated from Central Catholic High School in DuBois, PA in 1964. After graduation, John went to work for the Navy Department in Washington, DC. John later served in the United States Army. While stationed at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia as an MP, John met Brenda Gail Collins. They were married on April 3, 1967 at USAG Mannheim Army Base in Heidelberg, Germany. Upon returning from Germany, John began his career in sales at Brockway Glass. After retiring from Owens Illinois, John was able to golf, winter in Florida, and spend more time with his family. John loved sports, to talk, tell stories, swim, and he was always up for a game of cards. John’s greatest joy was watching his grandchildren participate in all of their activities. He was a great friend. John will be deeply missed by those you knew him.
He was the loving father of John (Anne) Taylor of Lenexa, Kansas and Shannon (Patrick) McCaffery of Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was “Didler” to 7 grandchildren, Hannah McCaffery, Amanda Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Jackson Taylor, Alice McCaffery, Jack McCaffery, and Mary McCaffery. John is further survived by his siblings Ben (Judy) Taylor of Freehold, NJ, Steve (Joyce) Taylor of DuBois, PA, Louis Taylor of Pittsburg, PA Mary (Vic) Lesky of Bath, PA, and Margaret Adams of Freehold, NJ; and other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
John’s family would like to send a special thank you to the amazing health care providers at Froedtert Hospital and Angel’s Grace Hospice.
The visitation for John will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am. at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. Father Chuck Wrobel will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John’s name to Catholic Memorial High School 601 E College Ave. Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186 or DuBois Central Catholic High School P.O Box 567 200 Central Christian RD DuBois, PA 15801.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services are serving the family. For further information, please call 262‑542‑6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.