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Victor W. "Vic" Taylor

Victor W. “Vic” Taylor, Sr.     “beloved husband, father, grandfather, & brother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Victor W. “Vic” Taylor, Sr., 81, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport, after a long illness.
     Born January 19, 1933 on Horse Run Road in Shinglehouse, he was a son of Wayne and Celestia Terrette Taylor.  On October 10, 1953 in Shinglehouse, he married Suzanne R. Washburn, who survives.
     Vic attended Horse Run Country School and was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1952.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War era. While stationed in Germany, he was an exhibition baseball player for the Army.
     In his earlier years, Vic worked as an inspector at the former Clark Brothers, Inc. in Olean, NY.  Most of his life he was a fur/deer hide dealer and scrap metal dealer.  In the peak of his career, Vic was one of the largest deer skin buyers in the eastern United States.  Along with his wife and family, Vic owned and operated the former Trapper Vic’s Restaurant in Shinglehouse, the building having been built by Vic and his family.
     Vic attended Bell Run Union Church.  He was a life member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department.  He loved hunting and fishing.  In his younger years, he enjoyed playing baseball.  He loved to dance.  His greatest love in life was his family, especially his grandchildren.
     Surviving besides his wife are six children, Stephen L. (Patricia) Taylor of Salamanca, NY, Vicki Sue (Karmon) Wood of Cuba, NY, Douglas E. (Cheryl) Taylor, Victor W. (Jackie) Taylor, Jr., Darialee “Lee” (Michael) Colton, and Darialyn “Lyn” (Rod) Nolan, all of Shinglehouse; eighteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; six siblings, John Taylor of Lock Haven, Wayne “Buzz” (Marge) Taylor of Wellsboro, Carl (Barb) Taylor of Little Genesee, NY, Rita (Robert) Sommers of Florida, Donna Fetzer of Shinglehouse, and Tresa (the Rev. Terry) Beckwith of Mechanicville, NY; and many nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, Vic was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Edwards.
     Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015.  The Rev. James E. Haddon, pastor of Shinglehouse Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Friday.
     Members of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department will assemble at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.


So sad to hear of Vic's passing. Crystal and I send our deepest sympathy to the family. Vic was a good friend of ours.

Mrs. Edmond Dickerson Feb 3 2015 12:00 AM

We were so very sorry to learn of your loss - our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God Bless and cherish your many, many memories.

Beth, Mike & Eli Bell Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

From my family to each and every one of you guys,we send our condolensces, thinking of you, prayers....whatever may bring you comfort..i remember what this was like when my mom passed and not much that was said helped,it was the people that cared....Shinglehouse lost another legend, he sure did a great job raising his kids,theyre all super quality people...may you all find peace and comfort and treasure all the wonderful memories..

Brady Goss " House " Jan 8 2015 12:00 AM

To the Taylor family:

We are so sorry for your loss.  May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.  

Our sincerest sympathies,

Preston and Patsy

Preston and Patsy (Bell) Colbey Jan 7 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  We are so sorry for your loss.

Dr. and Dr. Ashok Kothari Jan 7 2015 12:00 AM

im so sorry for the loss of m dear cousin.i have great memories going to uncle wayne and aunt cess,s when we were kids ,playing ball and always a great time.even aftr we got older always wanted to visit there.loved the family and will miss vick,great father and husband.love you all.carole lundy

carole lundy Jan 7 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Sue and family,    
   I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of coming over to your house. Vic was a great guy, and we always had so much fun.
   Rest in the fact that he is in the arms of God now.
I love you all very much, you have always seemed more like family than friends.


Howie Wheeler Sr Jan 7 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Taylor family at this very difficult time.  May you cherish your memories of Vic.

Diane (Howard) Marsden Jan 6 2015 12:00 AM