John “Jake” J. Taylor, Sr., 65, of Milton, passed away October 9, 2021 with his family by his side.
A lifelong resident of Milton, Jake graduated from Milton High School in 1975. He went on to enlist in the Army National Guard where he served his country proud for over 5 years. Jake went on to work as a heavy equipment operator for the town of Milton for over 30 years. Operating heavy machinery, weightlifting, weather bug and a strong love for his country were all passions of his, and as fortune may have it, his son was born on our country’s Independence Day. He made sure to memorize the capitals of each state in the union and quizzed others on the same. He cherished his son, his family, and his friends always making sure to keep everyone laughing with his blunt sense of humor. Jake was a carefree soul and avid scrabble player. He will always be known as Uncle Buck and the Chief. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and will forever live in our hearts.
Beloved father of John J. Taylor, Jr., of Stoneham and loving brother of Maria Taylor, Thomas Taylor and his wife Janice of Canton, Nancy Mearn and her husband William of Milton, Kathy, and Dan Taylor both of Canton. Jake is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and his former wife Laurie Taylor. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Elizabeth (Barrett) Taylor and his sister Claire Stoller.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary’s Road, Milton Wednesday, October 13 at 11:00 AM. Family and friends invited. A visiting hour will be prior to the mass from 10-11 AM at the church. Burial Milton Cemetery. Army National Guard Veteran.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jake’s memory to Seasons Hospice Foundation, Donation Processing Center, 8537 Solution Center, Chicago IL 60677.