Peter Cheslye Taylor, 74, passed away on Dec. 22, 2020 due to respiratory complications while battling cancer. Peter was born in Atlanta, Ga. and was raised in Livingston and Verona, NJ. He attended St. Philomena Elementary School, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark and graduated in 1971 with a BS in Biology from Saint Bernard College, Cullman, AL. He resided in Montclair, NJ until 1985 when he moved with his family to Orlando, and later to Apopka.
Peter had a lifelong passion for competition and sports: shotokan karate, ice hockey, racing Porsches, cycling, coaching his son’s little league teams, backyard home run derby and more recently disc golf. He was an avid Alabama football fan and statistical wizard. Peter had an incredible sense of humor and an infectious shoulder-rolling laugh. He was a remarkable father, passionate about his children and their accomplishments which has left an indelible mark on their lives.
Peter was a master auto technician and spent 16 yrs at Reed Nissan, before retiring in 2012.
Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Archibald Ross Taylor, Jeannette Wolke Taylor and brother John Timothy Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Adelaide, daughter Katharine Adelaide Taylor (Erika B. Navarro), son Peter Archibald Taylor, stepson Michael Curran Spurlock and granddaughter Riley Carolina Taylor Navarro, all of Orlando, Fl.;
siblings Michael R. Taylor, Spring Lake, NJ., Melissa A. Taylor, Framingham, MA., Philip G. Taylor (Kristin) and their daughters Bridgette and Grace, Sea Girt, NJ., and an extensive extended family and many lifelong friends.
A Celebration of Life was held on Christmas Day at his home with his immediate family. A memorial service will be held at a later date.