William B. Taylor
William B. Taylor, 95, South Williamsport, passed away on May 2, 2019, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born on July 30, 1923, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Gann and Helen Taylor Laudenberg. Bill graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 1941 and married Betty Lou Zimmerman, the love of his life, on May 16, 1945. Bill was predeceased by his wife in 2013, his son, Scott, in 2014, and brother-in-law, Ned Zimmerman, in 1988.
Surviving are his sister, Janet Strawbridge, St. Paul, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Georgia Taylor, Pittsburgh; grandson, Jason (Kara) Taylor; and great-grandsons, Gavin (born on his Pop Pop’s birthday) and Grayson, Selinsgrove; grandson, Austin Taylor (fiancee Megan Jacobs), Pittsburgh; his “favorite and only” brother-in-law, Art Zimmerman, Montoursville; nieces, Lane Bower, Montoursville, and Marilyn (Jim) Johnson, St. Paul, Minn.; nephews, Bill Strawbridge, Houston, Texas, Bob (Diana) Strawbridge, Tampa, Fla., Lance (Susan) Zimmerman, South Williamsport; and cousins, Becky (James) Donnell, Williamsport, Judy (Harry) Collins, Nesbit, Anne Felix, Waltham, Mass., and Terri McIvor, Odessa, Fla.
Bill was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Army Air Corps becoming a pilot, and loved talking about this time of his life. The War ended before he was deployed oversees. He and his wife returned to South Williamsport where he worked for Pennsylvania Power and Light (PPL) until his retirement in 1981.
An avid sportsman, Bill was ranked as top scorer during his years playing in the Williamsport City Basketball League. He was also a member of the PA Professional Bowling Association, scoring several 300 games and carrying a 200+ average for many years in league play. As a member of White Deer Golf Course, Bill played numerous rounds with his foursome of dear friends and had several holes-in-one, his most recent being in 2017 on a par-3.
Bill loved spending time with his family and friends, playing tricks, telling and re-telling stories any time he had an audience (even of one). His fond memories included fishing and hunting with his late father-in-law, Herm Zimmerman, many of which took place at the family cable car camp at Pine Creek near Ansonia. Bill and Betty also thoroughly enjoyed following their son’s career through college as an outstanding pitcher in baseball. Upon retirement, Bill and Betty spent winters playing golf in the Carolinas; summers were spent at their cabin on Wolf Lake in Ontario, Canada. Bill’s grandsons treasure wonderful memories of their grandparents taking them to the lake for a week every summer for boating, fishing for walleyes, swimming and water-skiing. Between seasons, they followed every basketball team their son, Scott, coached and later, every team of every sport their grandsons played, attending home and away games alike.
It was Bill’s request that no formal services be held. His only wish during his last year was to be reunited with his wife and son where he is now, at peace.
Arrangements by V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870.