|George's sister Susan Taylor contributed
this obituary from the "Eureka Times Standard" Sept, 1992:
George Burton Pendleton Taylor, fondly
known as Big George, died peacefully in his sleep Sept. 9, 1992, in Eureka.
He suffered for the past several years from degenerative rheumatoid disease
of the spine. He died of heart failure.
Born Oct. 10, 1948, in Waltham, Mass.,
to Elizabeth Louise Mabe Burton Taylor and Ralph Pendleton Taylor, George
accompanied his family to their various military postings. He attended
Pacific Grove High School, Monterey Peninsula College and Humboldt State
A dedicated potter, George taught his
craft to other disabled persons and wanted to be rememberd as having developed
a unique red glaze. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth L.B. Taylor
of Pacific Grove; two sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Taylor and Mary Susan Taylor
of San Francisco; a brother, Michael Vernon of Santa Cruz; and his adopted
brother and sister, Robert and Cathy Dolinajec of Bayside.
George's gregarious enthusiasm enlived
many lives and "The Big Man" will be sorely misssed by his family and host
of friends. Friends are invited to attend memorial services today, Sept.
10, 1992, at 5 p.m. at Jacoby Creek Farm, Bayside. In lieu of flowers the
family requests memorial contributions be made in George's name to the
Dolinajec Mortgage fund, c/o Home Federal Bank, 959 Myrtle Ave., Eureka