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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

James Taylor

                                                                James Taylor

Galway –James Taylor, 48, of Galway passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2014.

Born in Niskayuna, New York on October 27, 1965, the son of Herbert T. Taylor and Sandra Lee A. Hatala.

James grew up in Galway, graduated from Galway Central High, and attended Schenectady Community Collage.  James worked at Peckham’s as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

James enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and getting together with friends and family having BBQ Outings.  He was an avid Raider’s fan and loved the ocean. James was a lifetime Eagle Member at Aerie 2586 Saratoga, and he was also a member of the American Legion Post 70 Sal. James always enjoyed helping someone in need.

James is survived by his wife, Maureen; her son, Gerald Brundige (Jerry); parents, Herbert and Sandra; son, Justin Taylor (Mellisa Moore); Granddaughter, Olivia Taylor; brother, Thomas Taylor; niece's Eryn and Megan Taylor;  nephew, Dylan Taylor; uncle, Michael Hatala; and two great nephews Connor Mc Farlane and Bradley Taylor.  James is also survived by his beloved dogs Sambuca and Cooper.

Preceded in death by his his Grandfather and Grandmother Michael and Jane Hatala.

Calling hours for friends and family will be held on Friday May 16th from 4-7 pm. A Funeral service in honor of James Taylor will be held at 6:30 pm, at Compassionate Funeral Care 402 Maple Ave. (Marion and Rte. 9) Saratoga Springs, NY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc., 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers for James's family. What a tragedy. I remember James from high school. So saddened to hear of his passing. If I can help in any way please let me know. Sincerely Tara D Panasuk Isaac

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. A young man taken too early. On behalf of OTHG (a motorcycle group) I offer my condolences to his family and friends. He was a friend of OTHG and his memory will always live on. Cowboy

  3. I am very sorry to know of James passing. He was a Great Guy with a Big Heart, Special Friend of Mine. His Memory and Spirit will live on Forever. Much Strength and Comfort be with You. kj