F. Chase Taylor, Jr. 1921 - 2007

It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of Frederick Chase Taylor, Jr., the son of 'Col. Stoopnagle,' and a great man in his own right.  If it hadn't been for Mr. Taylor's trust in me and his generosity in loaning me his father's scrapbooks, this website would not be here.  I am especially sad that I could not, at least in his lifetine, bring the Stoopnagle saga to the printed page, as he had hoped.  "If you don't tell his story, no one will," he told me, during our first meeting in 1996.  I tried, but the Colonel seems to have been too esoteric for 'modern' publishers.  And that's why I turned to the web.  In a way, this medium is fitting in that, like radio, folks sort of 'tune in' while web surfing.  And I pledge to remain here, honoring both Taylors, Sr. and Jr., as long as I can.

Here is Mr. Taylor's obituary from the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle newspaper as it appeared on October 3, 2007 (just one day before his father's birthday!).

Taylor, F. Chase, Jr.
Pittsford: F. Chase Taylor Jr. died unexpectedly on September 30. He was born January 22, 1921 in Buffalo, NY. He is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 63 years; his three daughters Toni (Steven) Walker, Marti (Tucker) Tyler, and Lisa Taylor; grandchildren Emily Cobb (Nick) Henry, Chase Taylor (Jill) Cobb, Brian and Laurie Tyler and Adam, Grace and Andrew Hardy; great-grandchildren Eleanor and Annabelle Henry. Chase was a graduate of The Lawrenceville School and attended Amherst College. He was a pilot in the United States Navy during World War II. He was associated with WROC-TV for many years. He loved music, laughter and summers with his family at Canandaigua Lake.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rd. on Thursday, October 4th at 3:00 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Alliance, P.O. Box 323, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

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