James E. "Brush" Taylor, 80, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly late Monday evening, May 5, 2008, at his home.
He was born in Tiffin, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1928, and was a 1946 graduate of Tiffin High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and the Korean War as a gunner and ship cook.
Jim was a self-employed painter for many years and prior to that he worked for Don Knupke Construction Co. for several years. In his earlier years he enjoyed bowling and played on a local dartball team. He was a member of AMVETS Post 17, a 50-year member of American Legion and Past Commander in Fremont, life-member of VFW Post 2529, and Korean War Veterans Association.
He is survived by his friend and companion, Vera L. Stout of Sandusky; two brothers, Robert (June) Taylor of Tiffin and Richard (Peg) Taylor of Minneapolis, Minn.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Marguerite (Flemming) Taylor.
At his request, there will be no visitation and cremation will take place. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Friday until memorial service at 11 a.m. in Grace Episcopal Church Chapel, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky; the Rev. Ernest Matijasic will officiate. Arrangements entrusted to David F. Koch Funeral Home, Sandusky.
Contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.