Edmund Taylor

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Edmund Taylor better known as Ed

Born in Dallas Texas January 12,1930
To Edmund Taylor (deceased) and Edythe Reese(deceased)

After his father’s death around 1932 he and his mother moved to Johnstown, Pa. Where he lived until college.

Attended Carnegie Tech. (now Carnegie Mellon University), where he earned his BS in chemical engineering and also met what was to become his first wife Mary Alice Gray.

They married in 1954 and lived in Pittsburgh. She passed away while visiting him in Egypt in 1980.

He went on to receive his master’s degree in environmental engineering from North Carolina university Chapel hill. He continued his lifelong love of learning as a part time student taking a variety of classes from conversational Chinese to human biology and genetics at the University Of Pittsburgh until the last 2 years.

Ed was a avid caver and climber for the majority of his life. He joined his dear friend Bob Dunn in the Pittsburgh Grotto around 1947, also joining the N.S.S. (National Speleological Society) staying active with both for the rest of his life. He hosted the Pittsburgh Grotto Christmas party and auction at his home for more than 50 years. He also set up a fund to ensure the grotto can continue its newsletter.

Ed also was the founder of what was to become the now N.S.S. Bookstore. He also continued actively selling international and domestic caving books for many years.

Ed met his second wife Sheena Leigh while working in Egypt designing a new sewage system. They married around 1984 until her death in 2001.

Ed spoke 8 languages so was well qualified to teach English to people of many nationalities through the Pittsburgh Literacy council for many years.

Ed was very generous setting up 3 university scholarships funds to help those less fortunate.

Ed loved the Arts and was a broad supporter and patron of the Pittsburgh symphony as well as several local theatres.

Ed and Mary Alice had four children, Patty Taylor, Nancy Taylor ( Gareth Ridout), Lynne Smith (Bill Smith), Doug Taylor deceased ( Sharon Taylor);
three grandchildren, Nick Ulintz, Eric Ulintz, and Jesseka Dickey (Lazzaro);
six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends and Family are welcome at 2630 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont, 412-531-4000 on Sunday 2-4pm, where a funeral service will be held on Monday 11AM. Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, PA. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.