William A. "Skeets" Taylor

May 24 1950
Sep 15 2018
68 Years

William A. "Skeets" Taylor, 68, of Cochranville, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. He was the beloved husband of Nancy J. Chandler Taylor with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late George A. and Elizabeth Anton Taylor. 

Bill was an area resident all his life. He served in the US Army in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star for gallantry and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was employed as The Manager of Customer Service for his last nine years at Arcelor Mittal of Coatesville retiring last year with 48 years of service in total. 

 Skeets was a member of the Skerrett Masonic Lodge #343 F.& A.M. of Cochranville, the Eastern Lancaster County Rod and Gun Club, the American Legion and the Draggin' Wagons Car Club.

 He is survived, in addition to his wife, by one daughter Lindsay N. Taylor of Downingtown and two siblings; Barbara Shoun and husband Michael Shoun of Carlisle, PA and Elwood T. Boyd and Wife Ruth Ann Boyd of Cleveland, GA. 

 Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA followed by interment at the Oxford, Cemetery in Oxford, PA. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing on Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM and also Friday morning from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Masonic services will be performed at 7:45 PM at the funeral home on Thursday evening. The family would like to encourage his friends who own antique and street rod cars to bring their vehicles for involvement in the funeral procession on Friday. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. 1117 Country Club Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17316 or Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

 Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com 

Service Date: 
Sep 21 2018 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA


So sorry to hear of Skeets' passing. He will be remembered fondly by everyone that ever met him.

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You will be missed my friend.


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RIP My Friend!

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Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this tough time. He will be truly missed. Diane and I are unfortunately out of town this weekend and won’t be able to attend but our hearts are with you. He was good man and always a gentleman.

Our condolences to you and your family.  Bill and Diane Cheek

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From your friend and Masonic Brother.

Dave McGuigan, P.M.

Worshipful Master of LeRay Lodge no. 471, LeRaysville, PA


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A good friend for many, many years.  So many good times together!

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Truly one of the good guys

He will be missed

Condolences to his family

Dan Blankley


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I was very stunned and sad to hear the news about Skeets earlier this week. He was a great boss and very influential in my career development.  He has my utmost respect and gratitude, and I'm very glad I reached out to him the day he retired to let him know that.

To Nancy and Lindsey ... I never met either one of you, but my heart is with you as you say goodbye to your husband and father. 

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Skeets was a great friend the we are going to miss, I think the hardest part of losing someone, isn't having to say goodbye, but rather learning to live without them. Always trying fill the void, the emptiness that's left inside your heart when they go. 
Monica and Hessie
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