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Paul H. Taylor, Sr.

August 6, 1932 - October 4, 2021

Paul H. Taylor, Sr., age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 6, 1932, he was a son of the late Charles G. and Evelyn (Hitchens) Taylor. Dedicated to his community, Paul was a 66-year active life member of the Minquadale Fire Company, holding numerous offices including Chief Emeritus. He worked as a contractor for many years with Edjil Drywall and owned P & J Construction. In his spare time, Paul enjoyed golfing and looked forward to his annual outing to Myrtle Beach with his sons and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Taylor; son, Kevin M. Taylor; and siblings, Ken Taylor, Melvin Taylor, Charles Ray Taylor, Donald Taylor, and Ruth E. Hill. He is survived by his sons, Paul H. Taylor, Jr. (Jeri) of Lewes, Charles T. Taylor (Susan) of New Castle, and Robert A. Taylor of New Castle; brother, Joseph Hoopes (Patti) of New Castle; and 7 grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 10:30 am, on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to Minquadale Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.

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30 Guestbook messages for Paul H. Taylor, Sr.

  • Paul, Chuck and Robbie: Please know that I am thinking of you during this time of sorrow. Your Dad, (my uncle) was an awesome person and while he will be dearly missed, his legacy and passion for life and laughter will always be remembered.

  • So sorry to read about the passing of Paul. He was a wonderful human being and will be missed by many💔

  • In our 56 years of knowing Paul as my brother in law and brother to Joe it’s been a wonderful relationship we will always cherish he will be in our hearts forever. Miss you Taylor and all the memories we have with you will be cherished and never forgot. God bless your journey.
    Love Pat and Joe

  • I knew Paul from the Fire Company known his family for 36 years he will be Missed by His family & Friends in The Fire Service my thoughts & prayers to the family & friends during this difficult time…..

  • So sorry for your loss. Paul was a very nice guy and I appreciated him calling my mom (Lilly Taylor) weekly after Ken’s passing.💔

  • Paul Taylor Sr, , was a man dedicated to his family and friends. Paul knew me all of my life. During that time Paul became a mentor, leader, taught me the meaning o serving the community, service to all and ask nothing in return. Paul was my Friend and I will miss him. My sincerest condolences to the entire Taylor Family. Rest assured Paul is among many first responders who are his brothers and sisters. Most importantly Paul is with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  • Paul H. Taylor, RIP and God Bless.

  • Paul I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • My most sincere condolences to the Taylor family. May he rest in peace.

  • Condolences to the Taylor Family and the Minquadale Fire Company Family :
    RIP and God Bless Chief Taylor. Paul Taylor Sr. and the Minquadale Fire Company Saved my Life on March 25, 1980. When I was involved in a Serious MVC with entrapment. I have had Mr. Taylor and the Minquadale Fire Company in my thoughts and Prayers every since. Thank You for your Service then and now, Station # 22. I will never forget your Service for Me and Others. Once again God Bless you All.

  • My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. My father passed 25 years ago and I still miss him. I know you were very close to him and will miss him very much.

  • Paul your dad was a great and caring man. Always had a smile on his face.

  • Sending positive thoughts and prayers to the entire Taylor family 🙏🙏🙏

  • PT, my sincerest condolences and sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father. I will be keeping all of you in thoughts and prayers.
    Krac
    598R

  • My sincerest condolences to the Taylor Family. Paul Taylor Sr a man dedicated to his family, friends and Fire Service. I knew Paul from the Fire Company all of my life. Paul will be dearly missed, My most sincere condolences to the Taylor family

  • Our hearts and prayers to the Taylor family and our fire family! Rest in peace Sir.

  • Paul, Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Karen and I send our most sincere condolences.

    Aaron and Karen Chaffinch

  • A great man, a great public servant and superior fire chief. Above all, an incredible man and friend. Rest in peace Chief.

  • Paul Harry – So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. John & Donna maichle

  • I am so sad for the loss of you .You will be missed by many.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  • will always remember , HOT DOG

  • Sympathy to the Taylor family. May he rest in peace.

  • Paul and Family, So very sorry for your loss. May fond memories help you during this difficult time. God bless all of you.

  • My deepest condolences go out to Rob, Pauly, Chuck and the extended Taylor family . Always known as the old man even in his younger days I never meant know one so dedicated to the community he gave his all and always treated me like family and for that I thank you. RIP Mr Taylor.

  • Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends during this difficult time with the passing of your father!
    Jeff, Donna & Weaver Family

  • Thinking about the Taylor Family in your time of loss. Your father was always first to answer the call. His leadership made many young men into men in the communities he served. He had a straight forward approach to life that was respected by many of us who were under his leadership. He will always be remembered by those who’s lives he touched and the men he helped make us into. Rest in peace Paul.

  • Fond & Loving memories of Paul, Ruthie and family. God Bless All family and friends. Prayers🙏 With All!

  • My deepest sympathy to the Taylor family during this most difficult time. Paul loved life and always had a smile or story for you. May your wonderful memories help to comfort you, friends to lean on for support and faith to ease your sadness. May he rest in peace. God Bless.

  • He was a great Chief. Worked on several fires with him and always glad he came to the meetings, cause you were made to listen to what he had to say and didn’t take any B.S. from anyone. Great loss. Sending my condolences to the family and my God be with you all.

  • Chief your are one of the great ones. Thank you for always having our backs.

    Brad Derby WMVFC