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Glen A. Taylor
May 5, 1963 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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ORANGE- Glen A. Taylor, 60, of Carpenter Street, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 on Tully Mountain, the area he enjoyed hiking since childhood.
Born in Athol on May 5, 1963, he was the son of Lloyd A. Taylor and the late Barbara A. (Symonds) Taylor and grew up in the Tully section of Orange, graduating from Ralph C. Mahar Regional in 1981.
During his younger years, Glen was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout, serving as a patrol leader.
Glen enlisted in the United States Navy on August 15, 1984 and served as a mechanic and was honorably discharged on May 13, 1988. He stayed active for several more years in the Reserves.
On February 13, 1988, he married Brenda (Page) during a bad snowstorm and they have spent 35 years together raising their family.
After leaving the military, Glen worked as a machinist in a few places including Rodney Hunt, Levitt Machine, American Can and General Electric of Fitchburg.
He had always been fascinated with planes and enjoyed flying. He had obtained his private plane license, later getting his airline and power plant licenses from East Coast AeroTech.
Glen worked as an airline mechanic for Shuttle America and Delta Airlines in Boston for many years until taking a buyout during the COVID pandemic.
Glen had gone back to school at Funeral Institute of New England (FINE) in Norwood and graduated with his degree in Mortuary Science. He had worked at Lamoureax-Fletcher’s in Gardner, later going to work at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange as a Massachusetts licensed funeral director and embalmer alongside his childhood friend Jeff Cole. Glen was good at his job and could comfort people in their time of need. He was a good listener and helped many friends and families in their time of need.
Glen loved the outdoors and anything mechanical. He was a proud father and grandfather and loved his family. He enjoyed vacations in Maine and his dogs “Rigley” and “Rocco”
Glen is survived by his wife, Brenda Taylor of Orange; a son, Nicholas Taylor and his wife, Meghan, of Athol; a daughter, Paige Taylor, of Orange; grandchildren, Ryden Adams, Lucas Taylor, Sadie Taylor and Emma Taylor.
Glen is also survived by his loving father, Lloyd Taylor of Orange; a brother, Calvin Taylor and his wife, Ann, of Athol; a sister, Diana Towle, of Orange; and sisters in law, Suzan Taylor, Joan Taylor, Linda White and husband Tom; brothers in law, David Page and wife Sherry, Russell Page and wife Judy; many nieces and nephews. .
Glen was predeceased by his mother on April 25, 2000, and brothers, Leroy and Milton, along with his inlaws, Shirley and Harold Page, and brother in law, Austin Towle.
A calling hour will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023 from 10-11 a.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange.
A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Charlotte Weltzin of the Community Church of North Orange & Tully officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, 1461 Old Keene Road, Athol, MA 01331.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.