Gordon W. Taylor

September 4, 1929 - March 22, 2021

Gordon W. Taylor


Gordon W. Taylor, 91, of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully, Monday, March 22, 2021 in Maple Crest Care Centre in Belvidere. He was born September 4th, 1929, in Birmingham, England to William and Elizabeth (Barge) Taylor. Gordon was raised in England, where he enjoyed fly fishing and the time he spent in the Army travelling around Africa. He married his sweetheart, the late Doreen Taylor, September 4, 1954 in Birmingham , England. Doreen passed away in 2009. In 1968, he was offered a job in New York City and the whole family moved to the U.S. Eventually, Gordon and his family settled in Belvidere. Gordon was a Journeyman Electrician at Chrysler and a retired UAW member. He continued to enjoy fishing and travelling, especially to the national parks out west.
Gordon is loved and will be missed by his daughter, Pam Taylor of Sumner, WA; son, Graham ( Wendy) Taylor of Anaheim, CA; four grandchildren, Audrey , Elizabeth, James and Mandy; and great-grandchildren, Brixton, Hollis, Ricky and Savannah.
He is preceded in death by wife, Doreen; and son, Kenneth; and brothers, Cliff and Graham.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 7 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL. Rev. Pamela Lojewski will officiate. Social distancing and masks required. Memorial contributions can be given in care of the family. To share a memory please visit

Service Schedule

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 7 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  Social distancing and masks required.  Pam Lejoski will offiate.

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We shared many good times with Gordon. Our family was blessed to know him. He was a very special friend and is going to be missed. May God watch over his family and give them peace and comfort .

Mike and Linda Ballard 2021-04-04T14:43:43

My deepest thoughts and condolences go to Graham, Pam and all the families at this very sad time. I will remember the happy times, many years ago, we had when I used to visit you in Rockford along with mum, and many more wonderful memories. You might be gone my brother, but you will never be forgotten. Now reunited with Doreen and Ken.

Derek Taylor 2021-04-04T13:28:38

Mr. Taylor,
I will miss all the special times we have shared, going to Ned’s for breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you loved those blueberries, and hearing “ Dear me Laura, I’m full ”. I’d be mowing the lawn and you would always sit in the garage worried I might tip over or fall off the rider, and then it was coke a cola time. Mr. Taylor , you are a kind loving man, I will miss you. Good night and God bless, your friend Laura.

Laurie Lindenberg 2021-04-03T10:40:51

Our deepest condolences to Graham , Pam and all your families on this truly sad time.
“Uncle Gordon I’ll miss your stories of the family in the US”
Always in our thoughts Simon & Lucy xx🇬🇧

Simon 2021-04-03T05:32:13

My condolences to Graham, Pam and Families.
I cant express how so sorry i was to hear of your dads passing.
We always got on very well and have very fond memories of him
Especially when he came to the UK.
He got to meet some of the family , and we took him to some
special places of interest and it brought back happy memories for him.
I will miss him. Love to you all Val.

Valerie 2021-03-29T07:54:19

Our sincere condolences to Graham and Pam and there families at this stressing time. Our Bruv. Gordon will always be in our hearts forever.Love and sentiments to you ,always be Family xx

Ken and June 2021-03-28T13:33:07

our deepest thoughts are with you all over there at a sad time like this which has made me think of my childhood memories of gordon doreen and myself spending weekends at their first home in handsworth where gordon often would take us out on his motor bike (tin lissy) fishing or the malvern hills and many more of happy memories of your dad and me Terry andMich

terry and michele 2021-03-28T05:15:52


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