Lillian (Gearhart) Taylor

November 21, 1926May 7, 2012

Lillian (Gearhart) Taylor, 85 of East Stroudsburg, formally of Morristown, NJ; passed away peacefully Monday afternoon May 7, 2012, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

Born in Morristown, NJ; she was a daughter of the late Luther E. and Margaret (O’Grady) Young and graduated from Morristown High School and retired from the Morris Township Municipal Building, where she worked as a secretary for 35 years.

Lillian attended St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church, East Stroudsburg. She was past President of the Woodland Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary of Morris Township, NJ; past President of the Morris Township Senior Citizens Club, Morris Township, NJ; and volunteered at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ; Lillian loved to play Skipo and enjoyed spending time with all of her family. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her husband, John E. Gearhart, who passed away on November 24, 1977 and a sister, Virginia Lucia.

Surviving is her husband of 15 years Richard Taylor; five children, John Gearhart, Theodore Gearhart, Linda Schnatter, Kathy Walls, and Daniel Gearhart, 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11:30 in St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church, 200 Brodhead Ave., East Stroudsburg, with Monsignor John A. Bergamo Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery, Morristown, NJ.

A public visitation will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at St. Matthews Church from 10:30 A.M. till the time of service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the VNA Hospice of Monroe County, 412 East Brown Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lillian (Gearhart) Taylor

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted


May 15, 2012

God Mom I miss's hard to walk across the lawn knowing your not there...
I know your in our hearts....I love you..xo

May 15, 2012

My condolences to the entire family. May the God of all comfort grant you peace during this difficult time. Romans15:4

Patty angelatos

May 14, 2012

Dear Linda , Kit and Teddy,
I am so sorry that your mother has pass. She will be miss by so many. May God Jehovah give all of you strength to have the life that your Mother would want all of you to have


May 13, 2012

Gram, I am so grateful for the time we spent together recently and that my girls got to meet their GiGi... We love you and find peace in that you are in His arms now and forever.

heidi waldron

May 12, 2012

gram today was horrible for me. I will eat cherios and toast tomorrow morning sto celebrate mothers day with u I luv u xoxo

Pat Cameron

May 12, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

May 12, 2012

Mom, words can not explain the love I have for you or the empty feeling I have in my heart and in our home......I will miss you forever. I know you're looking down upon us and watching over us.... until we meet again...xo

Heidi Waldron

May 12, 2012

Peggy Dwyer

May 10, 2012

I met Lillian last week, she taught me how to play skipo. She spoke so highly and proudly of her family. I was grateful to be able to spend time with this lovely person, God Bless.... Peggy Dwyer