Vergil Taylor, 86, died on December 27, 2022 at Millcreek Community Hospital. He was born February 18, 1936, son of the late Gleed and Mary (Kostkan) Taylor. He was born at home and grew up in Albion, PA, graduating from Albion High School in 1954. He married Carol J. Stiffler on July 20, 1957. He graduated from California State Teachers College (PA) in 1957 and earned his master’s degree at Eastern Michigan University in the late 1960’s. He lived in Cranesville for over 50 years before moving to the Regency at South Shore LECOM facility in 2020. Vergil taught high school industrial arts for 36 years, with the last 31 being at Northwestern High School in Albion. He and his wife Carol were long-time members of Grace United Methodist Church in Albion, where they particularly enjoyed singing in the choir and supporting the church’s ministries in many other ways. Vergil enjoyed attending the school and community activities of his children and grandchildren, working on his small farm, following the Cleveland sports teams, doing electrical wiring on the side, and for many years bowling in a couple’s league. In later years he kept his mind sharp reading the daily paper and doing Sudoku and other puzzles. Vergil was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Carol; and by two brothers, Gleed Jr. and Melvin Taylor. He is survived by four children, Jeffrey (Suzan) of West Springfield, PA, Philip (Laurie) of Jefferson, OH, Kimberly Scully (Steve) of McKean, PA, and Kevin (Dawn) of Stafford, VA; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren (seven born and two yet to be born); one brother, Duane Taylor (Louise) of Albion, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Regency at South Shore for their care for Vergil over the last two and one-half years. Friends may call on Monday, January 2, 2023 from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, PA 16401. The funeral service will commence at the funeral home at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Burial to follow at Hope Cemetery, Wellsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 49 Franklin Street, Albion, PA 16401. To send condolences visit www.matterafuneralhome.com.
Dear Jeff so sorry to hear of your loss your Dad He was a fine man and raised a great son named Jeff I will always treasure our days on the football field Life takes us in so many directions but one thing always stays the same Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ He will never leave you or forsake you God Bless You and the entire family and always remember your Dad was very proud of you
Class of 1979, I had Mr.Taylor for Power class 1,2,&3 …
Mr.Taylor was a blessing to all that had the pleasure of being his student.
His knowledge and compassion for all will always be in my heart and memory.
Thank You Sir for being you!
With heartfelt condolences to his family.
Dear Jeff, Phillip, Kim, and Kevin –
Your dad was one of my revered colleagues in the Northwestern School District. Other than being the parent of some of my favorite students, most of my work with your dad was through Northwestern Education Association (NWEA).
You can be proud to know that one of his most impactful union legacies was initiating the NWEA Scholarship Program that gives scholarships to graduating Northwestern seniors who are pursuing post-high school training, especially those entering college in the field of education.
My very deepest condolences to you and your families.
Very sorry for your loss...
Mr. Taylor was a great, great teacher and role model to so many young men and ladies. So very sorry for your loss. I hope all your wonderful memories of Mr. Taylor comfort you in your grief.
My deepest sympathies
So sorry for your loss. He meant a lot to Jeffrey and Katie.
Kim & Steve and kids,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad Kim, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love you all
Rick & Jeni
Thinking of you all today as you say goodbye to Virgil. Certainly he was a force in this community as he filled so many roles. Personally he challenged me when I directed the choir… he was always right! He was a wonderful and talented tenor who passed on his love of music to his family. He will be missed by all.
So sorry for your families loss, I heard My Mom talk of an Uncle Gleed Taylor many times over the past years.. Sadly she is gone, but I still remember.. Our Families Condolences.. Rochelle