John Wesley Taylor, 77, of Chadds Ford

John Wesley Taylor, 77, of Chadds Ford, died Friday, Aug. 28.

John Wesley Taylor

He is survived by his wife, Linda, their children, Dillon, Josh, Brooke, “adopted” son Jason, and grandchildren, Mackenzie, Piper, Riley, Siena, and Roman, as well as brother Steven and sister Ann.

He was the son of H. Furness and Mary “Mimi” Taylor of Media and the grandson of Dr. H.F. and Grace Taylor, who founded of Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, PA.

He attended The Hill School, class of '61, and Widener University, class of ’69, where he graduated magna cum laude and was the captain of the wrestling team.

John served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1965-1968 (Sergeant), after which he joined the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1978-1988 and Delaware National Guard from 1988-1998 (CW4).

John worked in the financial information industry from 1970-2000. After retiring John managed the Brandywine Airport in West Chester, from 2002- 2013.

John was an avid pilot spending his free time flying his J-3 Cub and a Robinson 44. He held ratings in CFI, ATP; rotor, and fixed. If John wasn’t flying he could be found giving flight instruction, shooting skeet, reading history books, taking care of his farm, and sitting on his front porch with a Coors Lite in hand. He was a great family man, friend, and mentor to many.

Funeral on Sunday, Sept. 6 for immediate family members.

We will have a Celebration of Life after COVID is under control and we can all embrace and laugh with one another. “Semper Fi.”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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