Friday, July 6, 2012


Pete Taylor. Service is July 15. Online Guestbook

Peter William Taylor
October 21, 1944 – July 1, 2012

Beloved Husband, Father and Papa, Pete Taylor, a Linfield College Football Hall of Famer loved campfires on the beach, fishing, opera, and the rain on the roof of his greenhouse. He served Portland for 42 years at Tri-Met. We will miss his sharp wit, poetry and big open arms.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lester and leaves behind his wife Kathleen; daughters Anna and Sierra; his son in law Arron and grandson Connor; his mother Grace; sister Margret and brother Dan and all the others he proudly called family.

A memorial will be held on July 15, 2012 at 3pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church. 6835 SW 46th AVE. 97219. Stories and remembrances welcomed at:

Arrangements by Young's Funeral Home, Tigard, Oregon


Flatpicker John said...

The Sad truth here is he got his full medical for life after he retired. I wish someone could get it out to the public that we might get full beniies for life, but in too many cases it isn't more than a year.

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting Al. I hadn't heard this yet. Thanks...G

Al M said...

Actually Pete was on medicare John.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this! It is wonderful to hear all the stories about Dad's life outside our little family.

Hope to see you for the memorial on July 15.

Sierra (Pete's eldest daughter)

Nedwell said...

Man! I was just reading on this blog Pete's retirement farewell to his fellow employees in March! I wish that he could have had more time after Trimet.

Makes the manner of his retirement, abruptly forced on him by an uncaring manager all the more shameful.

As I commented upon hearing of his retirement, I considered him one of the true good guys at Trimet.

Anonymous said...

I truly regret I will not be able to attend Pete's memorial. I have a long-planned obligation that it's best I attend. Please know this hurts as I had the utmost respect for this man amongst men and valued his wisdom above many others. May he rest in tranquility and always catch his limit.

Jason McHuff said...

Direct link to his guestbook