David Michael Taylor, age 66, passed way Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2018, in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a lengthy illness. David was born Nov. 1, 1951, in Middletown, Ohio. He was the middle of five siblings.
When he was 9 years old, the family moved to California, where David completed his degree in computer science and achieved a productive career as a mainframe computer analyst. His greatest career accomplishment was the design and implementation of a comprehensive time and attendance data collection system for Loma Linda Medical University and Hospital.
David enjoyed hiking, fishing, playing Beatles tunes on his guitar and watching Mary Tyler Moore reruns. His homemade apple pie was famous among his family and friends. After he retired, he especially enjoyed the intricate challenges of woodworking, gifting many of his works to family and friends. David had a tender heart, and made friends slowly, but once a friend became a friend for life.
David was preceded by his parents, Albert William and Virgie Lee Taylor (Lard). He is survived by sisters, Paula Joy (Jerry) Terp of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Nancy Faye (Terry) McElwee of Georgetown, Texas, and Mary Lisa (Boyd) Peterson of Lakebay, Washington; brother, Albert William (Julie) Taylor II of Green Bay, Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews in Wisconsin, Idaho and California.
A memorial celebrating David's life and friendship will be held by his family in Green Bay, Wisconsin, this spring. The family wishes to thank the caring nurses and staff at Terre Haute Rehab and Nursing at Terre Haute, for providing a home of acceptance and comfort for our beloved brother in the final months of his life.
Published on February 2, 2018