TaylorAn unfailing, unselfish, undiminished concern for the welfare of his alma mater distinguishes this member of the Class of 1948 whose exemplarily loyalty and leadership have become an inspiration to alumni, alumnae, students and friends of the university. He took great pride in his affiliation with Bucknell and the U.S. Navy, in which he served with distinction as an officer during World War II and the Korean Conflict. His service in the Naval Reserve spanned two decades, advancing him to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. A graduate of the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University, his diplomatic skills were enlisted in work with the U.S. State Department, projects with UNESCO and at the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. Later, he turned his talents to a second career in business as an importer of fine wines and foodstuffs winning recognition for his discriminating tastes as a connoisseur and gourmet and plaudits for his salesmanship. Meanwhile, the consistency and depth of his faith in Bucknell is truly inspiring - president of the Philadelphia Alumni Club, director of the General Alumni Association, executive member of the Bison Club, class fund manager, charter member of the William Bucknell Associates and Alumni Trustee. His formal roles were many, but his most important and best remembered ones were those of affable companion, sparkling personality, and gentle spirit. A sad blow to all, this highly esteemed comrade passed away during the past year. His loss to friends and alma mater was acute, yet his many efforts provide quiet testimony to his lasting impression on Bucknell.

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