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Burt Eddy Taylor Jr. ’38

Published in Apr. 10, 2002, issue

After a long illness, Burt Taylor died on Mar. 10, 1996. Burt grew up in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., where his father headed a thriving real estate business. He attended Lawrenceville; his extracurricular interests were polo, swimming, and music. At Princeton he was a member of Cloister Inn, and majored in English. After graduation and a brief period in his father's business, Burt joined the Navy in July of 1940, served in both the Atlantic and Pacific, was awarded the Bronze Star along with other decorations, and was released as a lieutenant commander in Apr. 1946. He then went to Denmark, where he married Doreen in Copenhagen.

Burt then rejoined his father's real estate firm, eventually succeeding him as president, and followed that career until his retirement. A major hobby was travel, but Burt's family took special joy in visits to a small island in Canada where they could fish, swim, and boat.

Aside from his real estate career, Burt's legacy was that of a kind, thoughtful, generous, absolutely honest person. The class extends its heartfelt, though very tardy, sympathy to his widow, Doreen, their three children, and seven grandchildren.

The Class of 1938

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