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Charles L. Taylor

August 19, 1937 — April 14, 2023

Professor Emeritus Charles Llewellyn Taylor of Endwell New York passed away on April 14, 2023, at age 85. He was the son of Woodbury Taylor and Bessie Phinney Taylor. He was predeceased by his sister Annette Deal, brother Robert Taylor and sister Jeanette Finnegan.

Charles grew up in Eastport Maine and was a serviceman in the US Air Force in Okinawa from August 1956 – 1958. He earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Syracuse New York. Charles started his teaching career as an Adjunct Professor at Broome Community College and later became a distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at SUNY Binghamton, where he taught for over 25 years.

Charles’ gift for teaching and mentoring extended beyond the classroom. He loved to give back to the community and was known for helping those less fortunate succeed. He taught illiterate adults to read and tutored a waitress in math so successfully that she quit her job and earned an accounting degree.

With his brilliant mind, Charles held many patents for his inventions, some of which are displayed at the Smithsonian today. He was also known for his significant work with the instrumentation of nuclear magnetic resident magnetometers.

In his later years, Charles worked as a consultant at Three Arrows Corporation in Binghamton, New York. He loved working with the owner, Dale Gregory, and Dale’s son Eric, as well as the many employees at the company.

Charles was also a benefactor of the arts. He was a huge supporter of his daughter’s dance school, Taylor Academy of Dance and the Jill M. Taylor Dance Company which were both named after the Taylor family. He was a proud member of many of these performances and “Mr. Charlie” (which is what the dancers affectionately called him) was famous for clapping first, last, and always the loudest.

Charles had a huge circle of friends and was known for holding court at the Sunday morning breakfast club at the Red Robin diner in New York. One of his greatest enjoyments was visiting with old friends and sitting on his front porch reading history books or anything written by Bill O’Reilly.

A fighter till the end, Charles successfully battled prostate cancer, leukemia, heart and breathing issues for many years longer than humanly possible. He never lost his smile or joy for living.

He lived a life of great successes and left an indelible mark on the world through his work, teaching, and the love he shared with those around him.

Charles is missed beyond words by his wife Roberta Taylor, son Joel Taylor, daughter Jill Taylor and sister Vera Taylor.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at the Dennysville Cemetery.  Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dennysville Cemetery

, Dennysville, ME 04628

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