Harold E. Taylor

Mar 19, 1924 - Nov 12, 2019


Harold E. Taylor “Hal” was 95 years of age.  From Sacramento, CA.
He succumbed to Congestive Heart Failure on November 12, 2019.

Hal is survived by his devoted Daughter Kelly Anne.  Hal’s loving wife Shirlee and amazing Son Steven, both passed away in 2013.

My Father loved working hard.  Working was a joy to him.  He loved and cherished his family life.  He was always so devoted to his wife, son and daughter. They came first and foremost in his life and were most important to him.
He was a very selfless Man and always showed his family unconditional love and support.

My Father was a US combat veteran serving in two wars.  He enlisted in the US Army in World War ll and became an Aerial Gunner on a bomber aircraft, the B-24 Liberator in the 22nd Bombardment Wing of the US Army Air Services.  The 22nd Bombardment Wing was also known as the “Red Raiders,” so named for their commander, Col. Richard “Red” Robertson and flew missions in the Pacific Theater.  Following WW ll, the US Army Air Services became the US Air Force and My Father continued his military service as an aerial gunner serving in the Korean War in the B-29 super fortress aircraft.

My Father played professional baseball.  Some of his teams he played for were the, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals.  And, the list goes on.

My Father was a Firefighter.  He was a Police Officer.  A lieutenant Detective in charge of homicide, for 30 years.

He had many hobbies.  One in particular was “Bricklaying”.  In fact he bricked the entire house.

He loved all of his great adventures in his lifetime and would tell us endless stories throughout his life.  He was lucky enough in life, to have made all of his dreams come true.

He was especially devoted to his loving family and just enjoyed being at home watching a good movie and enjoying his favorite desserts.

My many thanks to his good friend Jim Rodenbaugh, who stood right by his side throughout.  I thank you, Jim.

My Father was the most loving, wonderful, caring, kindhearted Father a Daughter could ever wish for.  I have and will always be “Daddy’s Little Girl”.  He has always shown me unconditional love and support throughout my life.

I will miss, honor, cherish and love him all the days of my life.  He is and will always be my forever “HERO”.   “I will see you someday in the clouds.”

I love you, with all of my heart….Kelly


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