Timothy M. Taylor
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“Thanks for being part of The Yelton Manor family. Laura, my deepest love and gratitude to you for all your years of loving and caring for Tim! He was...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Elaine Herbert - South Haven, MI

“Dear Laura and Family, Dan and I just heard the sad news about Tim. We have such fond memories of You and Tim during our Sao Paulo Days. We...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Miller - Santa Claus, IN

“I have many fond memories of time with Tim from my childhood when our families would meet up and go on camping trips together ... There was always a...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: David DuBois

“Laura, we are traveling in Florida and were saddened on hearing of Tim's passing. We trust that he now is with his maker in a wonderful place. No...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Earl and Claudette Becher - MI

“Laura and family, so sorry to hear about Tim. Although I never really knew him I knew, through Laura, that he was a wonderful man. He will be...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Reuter - Lakeland, FL

“Always love being around Tim cause of his never ending smile and jovial nature. Life was good but, eternal life is much better. May God's loving...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Howard Pavlides - St.Joseph, MI

“He always had a smile that made you smile back. That's what I will remember about Tim. May comfort and peace be with the Family at this most...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Anita Dansfield - Benton Harbor, MI

“Tim was such a friendly fun person to be with going to the ND basketball games the past couple years. We will miss him greatly for that, and his...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: John & Diane VonderHaar - friend

“While we never had the pleasure of meeting Tim, our daughter Kathryn always spoke fondly of him and held him dear to her heart. We are so sorry for...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Carmen & Sheryl Fallucco - IL

“Dear Laura & Family, My deepest & heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear husband, father, and special friend. Our entire Parish Family and I...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Father Bill Jacobs - MI - Pastor!

“I had met Tim at Whirlpool and didn't know him quite as well as I knew Laura, Kylee and Carlos since I worked directly with them. He was always very...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Woolf - Coloma, MI

“Dear Laura, I am so saddened to hear of Tim's passing. I am currently in Florida and will not be able to attend the funeral. I was so honored that...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Thompson - Stevensville, MI

“Mark, Jeff, Andy, Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love from the the high Rockies of Colorado. Your dad will always be in your hearts...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Miller - Denver, CO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Tim was a wonderful person, will miss him, but heaven got another angel. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: George and Kelly Safis - Chicago, IL

“So sad to hear of Tim's passing. He was responsible for bringing me to Ohio in 1986 with Whirlpool. I enjoyed working for him briefly before he...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Don Loving - Tiffin, OH

“Laura and family, we send our love and condolences as we learn of the sadness of Tim's passing. We will be with you in prayer. Fondly, ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Gloria & Ed Smith

“Dear Laura, I am sorry to hear about Tim's passing. I had the oppertunity to work with Tim at Loginclinic, Inc and always had the highest regards...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Shiv Krishnamurthy - Bolingbrook, IL

“Jeff and Mark, I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I am lifting you up in my prayers during this tough time. Please take comfort in...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Mitch Stouffer - Dallas, TX

“We welcomed Tim and Laura only briefly to Tuesday Scripture Study this year but I remember Tim from an earlier study as funny, astute, and a...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Jane Ward - Three Oaks, MI


Timothy M. Taylor, 72, of Benton Harbor, went to meet his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday, February 17, 2013 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, following a fall which resulted in a severe head injury.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. Friday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware Ave., Benton Harbor, with Fr. William J. Jacobs, Jr. officiating. Cremation will follow the service with private services at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, Indiana. Friends may call from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Thursday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with the Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice at Home. Those wishing to sign Tim's Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Tim was born April 2, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Dr. Nelson M. & Norma Coyle Taylor. He graduated from University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in 1958, University of Notre Dame in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science and Mechanical Engineering, studied Advanced Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1963, and earned his MBA from University of Notre Dame in 1973. Tim was employed by Teledyne Control Systems Division in El Segundo, CA where he helped in the engineering for the Lunar Lander System for the Apollo Moon Missions, and worked on space and defense systems for the military and space programs. After leaving Teledyne, he joined Whirlpool Corp. in 1973, retiring in 2004 as Regional Financial Vice president and Controller of Latin America. Tim was an active member of St. John/St. Bernard Parish, volunteered at Hospice at Home for 11 years, served on the board of directors for the Montessori School in Benton Harbor, as a village councilman for Shoreham, an advisor for Benton Harbor Area Schools, and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for 5 years through Whirlpool. Tim enjoyed sailing, which he learned at Culver Military Academy and practiced on several Mackinac races, traveling, camping and most of all-his children & grandchildren. Most importantly, Tim was a man of faith, always trusting in his Lord & Savior.

Tim is survived by his wife of nearly twenty-one years, the former Laura L. Di Paolo Peters; his children- Mark (Andrea) Taylor of Lake Forest, IL, Jeff (Andrea) Taylor of Rye, NY, Andrew Taylor of Chicago, IL; step-children-Kylee (Carlos) Peters Barajas, Kimberlee Peters, & Sheila Peters Lehker; grandchildren Christopher & Andrew Lehker, Kevin Taylor, Alexandra & Anthony "AJ" Barajas & Benjamin Taylor; and his sister Jill Buyan of Harbor City, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother Michael Taylor. He will be greatly missed because he was greatly loved.

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