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Colin L. Taylor

December 9, 2020

Obituary

 

Colin L Taylor was born in Waltham MA on Sept 4, 1945 to Lorraine and Stanley Taylor of Canton MA. He is survived by his wife Debbie (Athanas) Taylor, his sister Pamela Senger and her husband Richard of Stratham, NH, his sister Anita Wright and her husband Scot of North Conway, NH and his sister Jill Taylor of Bradenton FL. as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. As a young boy, Colin loved joining grandparents Jessie (MacAulay) and William Gorman on many summer trips to the MacAulay family homestead, “Down East“ (Grand River, Cape Breton Island, NS). From an early age Colin was interested in how things worked and would take things apart and put them back together better than they were before. He made a go-cart out of a lawn mower, he set off home-made fireworks, he built a PONG computer game console in the 60's after seeing Atari's version, and his electronic ping-pong score keeper could have been patented as could many of his other inventions. Colin graduated from Lowell Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and spent most of his career with the Foxboro Company. He spent hundreds of hours in his home electronics lab tinkering with transistors, resistors, tubes and a soldering iron. His cottage (a.k.a. The Bogs) on White Island Pond in Plymouth was his dream home. There he enjoyed motorboating, water-skiing, flying in his ultralight plane, motorcycling, walking around the cranberry bogs, taking electric canoe rides, swimming to the raft and so many more creative entertainments. Family and friends came often to barbecue and enjoy the lake with Colin. He always had his music blasting from homemade speakers and lights flashing to the music. If you were lucky he'd take you for a hair-raising ride in his Rambler Scrambler. Anyone who met Colin admired him for his brilliant and inventive mind. Colin passed away December 9, 2020 at his home in Plymouth. Donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements made by Pushard Family Funeral Home in Canton, MA. Due to COVID concerns, the burial will be private. The family will send information on a remembrance gathering at the graveside tentatively planned for spring.

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