GILBERTSVILLE – Charles William Taylor, 92, known as a hardworking man of faith, passed away peacefully on Dec. 3, 2020, at the home of his daughter, Ann, in Cortland.
He was born on March 28, 1928, in Albany, to Caroline Oliver Taylor and William Maurice Taylor.
He grew up on a dairy farm on Delaware Avenue, part of Graceland Cemetery at the time, and attended the Albany public school nearby.
His family moved to the Bender Melon farm in New Scotland. Chuck graduated from Bethlehem High School and later from Cornell University, with a degree in agriculture. He was co-captain of a winning football team. He married Jane Elizabeth Widmann and together, they were active in the New Scotland Presbyterian Church.
When Chuck began working for Agway in 1967, the family lived in Otego, for 3½ years. He bought a farm in Gilbertsville in 1970. Chuck and Jane were active in the Gilbertsville Presbyterian Church.
They moved to Cortland in 2010 to reside with their daughter, Ann.
Chuck enjoyed scenic rides through the Upstate New York countryside and singing in the choir.
Chuck was predeceased by his wife; parents; brother, Lewis Taylor; and brother-in-law Glenn Winchester.
He is survived by his sister,: Martha Winchester and Carol (Dick) Carman; children, Margery (George) Hillenbrand, Bette (Glenn) Barkley, Ann Taylor and David (Donna Maack) Taylor: 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and their children.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in Butternut Valley Cemetery, River Road, Butternuts, with John Hartman officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnston & Stanimer Funeral Home in Morris.