Pat Taylor, (Ernest H.) died on February 28, 2012.
He was born January 16, 1930 in McMinnville, Oregon. Between 1950-1954 he served as an Air Force jet pilot in the Korean War. Pat graduated from the University of Oregon after the war, and ended his working career as Vice President of the Life Underwriters Association of New York City. Mid-career Pat discovered his true passion and avocationâ€”printingâ€”and became the owner/operator of The Out of Sorts Pres and Letter Foundry.
He collected machines to melt lead, cast type, as well as numerous printing presses and drawers of type. Pat produced many fine limited edition books, one of which was chosen by the Metropolitan Museum of Arts as an outstanding private press book of the year. Upon retirement, Pat and his wife T, moved to River Hills, SC to pursue some of their other loves, golf, travel, listening to big band jazz and good wine. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife T of 59 years, his sister Karen, his two children, Leslie and Eric, four grandchildren, Ariel, Kirsten, Kelsey and Kimberly and two great-grand children, Ian and Tweed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the River Hills Emergency Squad, 4 Heritage Drive, Lake Wylie, SC 29710 or to Hospice and Community Care of Rock Hill, P. O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.
A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Friday March 9, 2012 at the M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, 4820 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, SC.