Service notice

Capt. William Taylor, celebration of life

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:30pm

Capt. William D. Taylor (1921-2015) — A celebration of life for Capt. William D. "Bill" Taylor will be held Monday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 pm at the First Congregational Church in Camden. The celebration is presented by five of the organizations to which Bill volunteered his time and talents since moving to Camden in 1994. Camden Rotary Club, Midcoast Habitat for Humanity, Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine, the Camden Conference and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations are honored to invite the public to this non-denominational celebration for a man who exemplified bold living, dedicated service, critical thinking and quiet leadership.

U.S. Navy Capt. William D. Taylor's distinguished naval service career spanned the Pacific theater during World War II, the Korean conflict, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban missile crisis, the recovery of the Mercury astronauts in the Atlantic and the Vietnam War. He fulfilled general line officer duties on submarines, destroyers and aircraft carriers, as well as strategic planning responsibilities and three tours of naval research and development assignments at the Pentagon. He earned multiple meritorious commendations and awards. As an assistant professor, he taught maritime history and law to undergraduates at Georgia Tech. and served as a consultant to U.S. defense related industries.

After relocating to Maine in 1994, Bill was involved with volunteer service in and around the Camden area to the presenting organizations, and in addition, to the Camden Library, the University of Maine at Augusta Senior College, and the city of Rockland, and as a member of the Military Officers Association of America and its Pine Tree Chapter of the Military Officer's Club. \

A chapel service, and burial with military honors, will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.