Mervin W. "Butch" Taylor

Apr 22 1944
Jan 9 2018
73 Years
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Mervin W. "Butch" Taylor, 73, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, January 9th at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Gail Stoltzfus, with whom he shared 34 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Butch was the son of the late Ruth (Baker) and George Taylor.  He was employed by Trego Construction his entire life, retiring 23 years ago.  

Butch was a life member and Past President of the Eastern Lancaster Rod and Gun Club, Life Member of West End Fire Co., a member of the Christiana American Legion, and a member of the American Legion in Saxton, PA.  

He is survived by four children: Todd Taylor of Coatesville, Richard Taylor, husband of Jodi, of East Fallowfield, Eric Taylor, husband of Dana, of Parkesburg, and Meshelle Pinzon, wife of Gerson Morales Pinzon, of Elizabethtown; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and siblings, Barbara Wilson of Coatesville, Gloria Scott of Honey Brook, Dorothy Mae "Dottie" Thompson of Malvern, and Willis Taylor of Lancaster.  

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 19th at 11:30 AM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa., with a viewing from 10 to 11:30 AM.  

In lieu of flowers, the family is kindly asking donations be made to the funeral home to help offset the funeral expenses.  

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Jan 19 2018 - 11:30am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


Todd, Rick & Eric,

Sorry for the loss of your Dad. We have you and got families in our thoughts and prayers!

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My heart aches for all of you. So many memories of  growing up and later with our families. Take comfort in knowing your were loved and your dad is now at peace.

Love and miss you all. Deb (Wilson) Murr

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Your Dad fought a long hard battle. He was surrounded by family and passed with those who loved him most by his side. You are stronger than you realize  and can rely on your family to help you  through this difficult time.

Love and prayers Deb (Wilson) Murr


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Jodi, Ricky and family, sending sympathy on the loss of your father, prayers for your family.  Brenda Hopton



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I'm sorry to hear the passing of Butch, i know he ment a lot to you guys. He can proudly pass knowing he raised a great bunch of boys. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Best in Peace Butch.

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Our condolences to the family. Karl and Alison

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Deepest sympathy to the entire Taylor family.  So sorry for your loss, you're in my prayers.   

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My deepest condolences to the Taylor Family!  Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers!

So, many fond memories of the man who could light up a room!

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Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

Author: Mary Frye

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We send our Love and thoughts to Butch's family. We were glad to see him at LeRoy Jr's birthday in November. We will miss him, but we know we will all see each other again. He's with his beloved sisters and brothers that passed before him... assuredly catching them all up on things from down here. That's how the Taylors are... always story telling and gossiping in a loving way. Laughter and fun will follow him and remembering those good times will keep him alive in our hearts forever.
GOD Bless !

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