Charles R. Taylor, 94

Charles R. Taylor, 94, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Riderwood, Md., passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born on Wednesday, May 13, 1925, in Monkton, Md., son of the late Charles Taylor and Grace (McCoy) Taylor.

Taylor worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was appointed Postmaster of the Riderwood (Md.) Post Office by John F. Kennedy in 1962. He retired in 1989. He was an active member of Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church in Towson, Md., and, more recently, a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro.

He and his wife, Julia, volunteered with Meals on Wheels and enjoyed making the deliveries together. Taylor was an avid gardener, and loved traveling and camping, via the family RV. A loyal fan of the Baltimore Colts and Orioles, Taylor enjoyed watching football and baseball whenever he could.

In addition to his parents, Taylor was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Julia; his son, Russell; his four sisters, Catherine Amos, Edna Noppenberger, Estella Foster and Irene Smith; his three brothers, Kenneth Taylor, Robert Taylor and Ralph Taylor; and a sister and brother who died in infancy. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Lou Scoone of Riderwood, Md.; a nephew, William A. Musgrove Jr. and his wife, Shawn, of Lewes, Del.; two great-nieces, Emily and Kaitlyn; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Funeral services were scheduled for Aug. 1, 2019, at Grace U.M. Church, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace U.M.C.; 300 East Church St.; Millsboro, DE 19966, or to Hunt’s Memorial U.M.C.; 1912 Old Court Rd.; Towson, MD 21204. Arrangements were by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, Del., through which condolences may be sent online at