In Memory of





Obituary for James S. Taylor Jr.

Taylor, Jr, James S. January 31, 2024. James was the loving husband of Carol R. (nee DeGlopper) Taylor; devoted father of Scott J. ( Nicole Schroeder, fiancée) Taylor and Lauralynn Taylor (John) McKernan; cherished grandfather of Danielle (Matthew) Thompson, Grace Taylor, Erika Taylor, Caroline Taylor McKernan, and James Taylor McKernan; dear brother of Grace (late Roger) Baldinger; also treasured by many nieces and nephews, extended family including Edward and Marilyn Gaulin, Fay (late Judy) Perry. Jim’s life was defined by family and duty. He graduated from Sacramento State College and was a member of the U.S. Army reserve from 1966-1973. He dedicated 37 years of service to Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital and was proud of the nursing home and childcare center that were built under his supervision. In 2006, Jim retired but remained on the Mt. St. Mary Childcare Center Board for many years. Jim was never far from his beloved wife, Carol. They cherished over six decades together. He was an active father volunteering in scouts, coaching youth football, baseball, and softball teams. He prioritized education and inspired his children to do good in the world. He celebrated each grandchild with an abundance of love and mischief. He relished time with family and enjoyed special trips to Letchworth, Disney, and 15 years in their home at Palm Cottage in Florida. The family will receive friends at the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, 911 Englewood on Sunday, February 4th from 1- 4 PM for memorial visitations, to be immediately followed by a memorial service at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim's memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Please share condolences at