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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: TAYLOR: Frank E Taylor--d.29/3/2006>USA
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 20:52:40 +0100
Frank E. Taylor
March 29, 2006
Frank E. Taylor, 89, a resident of ALCC Assisted Living Center in Monroe,
Michigan passed away, Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 8:00 PM in Mercy Memorial
Hospital surrounded by his family. Frank was born December 30, 1916 in
Kalamazoo, MI. the son of the late Alvin and Alice (Cory) Taylor.
Frank was a 1934 graduate of Kalamazoo High School where he met his beloved
wife Wilma J. Fletcher, they married on September 28, 1940 in Lansing, MI
while Frank was attending Michigan State University.
Frank received his teaching degree from Michigan State University in 1940
and taught instrumental music at Lansing's Everett High School from
1940-1945. From 1945 to 1947 Frank served his country during WWII as a band
director for the US Band Training Unit at Camp Lee, VA. In 1947 Frank
returned to Michigan State University where he received a masters degree. In
1947 Frank and his family moved to Monroe. From 1947 to 1968 Frank was the
instrumental music director for Monroe High School. In 1968 Frank received a
specialist degree in counseling and guidance from Eastern Michigan
University and continued his career as a senior counselor at Monroe High
School until his retirement in 1978.
Frank was a member, a Deacon and an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church
in Monroe. During the church's 150th anniversary celebration he composed
"Our Church" a hymn that is printed in the church hymnal. Frank helped
establish the Monroe High Band Boosters, which was instrumental in the
development and construction of the band shell at St. Mary's Park. From 1947
to 1960 Frank directed the Monroe Civic Orchestra. He also was the director
of the All City Elementary Band. Frank shared his knowledge of music with
many people in Monroe through his teaching in the community and at his home.
Frank enjoyed composing music, spending time at his cabin in the Irish Hills
where he spent time fishing. He was also an avid reader.
In addition to his beloved wife Wilma, Frank is survived by 3 loving
daughters; Patricia Ann (Daniel) Batista, Nancy Lynn (Robert) Douglas and
Wendy Sue (Michael) Gaynier all of Monroe, 6 cherished grandchildren; Steven
and Brian Batista, Robert Douglas, Kari Marchese, Matthew and Lindsay
Gaynier and great grandchildren; Madeline, Emma, Milo, Lucie, and Ellie. In
addition to his parents Frank was preceded in death by a brother John Taylor
and a sister Mary Bouchard.
As per Frank and Wilma's wishes there will be no visitation or viewing and
cremation will take place. A memorial service celebrating Franks life will
be held Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 1:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church
in Monroe the Reverends Dean and Ellen McGormley Pastors of the church will
officiate. Immediately following the memorial service Frank's family will
receive friends in the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be
made to, First Presbyterian Church, ALCC Assisted Living Center, or the
American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home Inc.
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