Harry E. Taylor Jr.

July 14, 1937April 15, 2013
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Harry E. Taylor, Jr., age 75, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ. He was born on July 14, 1937 in Irvington, NJ. Harry was raised in Newark, and had resided in Union and Irvington, NJ before moving to the Homestead Run section of Toms River, NJ 26 years ago. He was a career fireman who served the city of Newark, NJ for over 28 years before retiring in 1988. Harry was a member of the F.M.B.A. of Toms River, NJ, and he was fan of the NY Giants and NY Yankees. Son of the late Elizabeth and Harry E. Taylor, Sr., Harry is survived by his wife of 28 years, Florence; 2 children, Robert Taylor of Lakewood, NJ and Donna Howarth and her husband John of Florham Park, NJ; 2 stepchildren, John J. Appleyard of W. Orange, NJ and his fiancé Margarite DeCarlo and Robert J. Appleyard of Clark, NJ and his fiancé Gaye Zengari; 2 sisters, Joan Flammia of Manalapan, NJ and June Squillaro and her husband Joseph of Normandy Beach, NJ; a brother, Robert E. Taylor of South Mantoloking, NJ; 3 brother-in-laws, Joseph Gerdes, Timothy Gerdes and his wife Nancy, and Michael Gerdes; 3 sisters-in-law, Margaret Lee, Shelia Mahon and Alvina Martens; 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the D’Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. His funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. For further information or to post a tribute online, please visit


  • Visitation Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2013

Harry E. Taylor Jr.

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Bernard Snyder

April 20, 2013

To the Family, Relatives, and friends of Harry please accept our deepest sympathies.
A great firefighter in the NFD.
Rest in Peace. Amen

Jessica Taylor

April 18, 2013

I have such fond memories of the wonderful times I had as a child at your shore house. You will forever be in my heart. Rest in peace.

Michele Morano

April 17, 2013

Aunt Flo, our prayers are with you and all the family. I have many great memories of Uncle Harry.

George & Judy O'Dell

April 17, 2013

Flo and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Gaye Zangari Robert Appleyard

April 17, 2013

Your light will shine forever in our hearts, may your soul rest in peace.

Edward Gaughan

April 17, 2013

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Taylor family on the loss of Harry. I grew up in Vailsburg and knew Hary during our High School years, and we kept in touch for several years. My wife and I socialized with Harry and his family when Donna and Bobby were very young. Harry joined the Newark Fire Department and I joined the East Orange Police Department around the same time, therefore, we had mutual friends which enabled us to stay in touch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.
Edward T. and Mary Jo Gaughan

Michele Taylor

April 17, 2013

Harry will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you--Flo.

Doreen Devlin

April 17, 2013

Uncle Harry was loved by all who knew him and will be missed dearly. Memories of him will always live on in our hearts. Love and prayers to Aunt Flo and the family

April 17, 2013

To the Taylor Family
Harry was a outstanding man in many ways!! He was a true leader !!
My prayers To him and his loving family !!
Larry Raymond
Las Vegas Nv.

April 17, 2013

I'm sorry for your loss. I knew Harry well,a good firefighter.

Andy Masterson