Dorothy Taylor

Obituary of Dorothy G. Taylor

Dorothy G. Taylor, 98, formerly of Watertown and Adams, died Friday evening at the Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown.  At her request, there are no services.  Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home Inc, Adams.

Born April 1, 1920 in Carthage, daughter of Claude E. and Ruth (Manzer) Graves, she graduated from West Carthage High in 1939, then the House of the Good Samaritan Nurses Training in 1941, where she worked for 8 years after earning her nursing certificate.  In 1972 she then worked at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home, retiring as a supervisor in 1982.

She married Charles McCargar in Burrville on April 6, 1942.  The couple lived in the town of Watertown for 30 years.  Mr. McCargar died in 1972.

She later married Howard Taylor of Adams at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adams on Jan 30, 1979.  The couple lived in Adams.  Following the death of Mr. Taylor on April 30, 1991, she moved back to Watertown before entering Samaritan Keep Home in 2005.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by three sons Charles G. (Marjorie) McCargar Jr., New Boston, Daniel C. McCargar, Watertown, Wendell J. (Dianne) McCargar, Pillar Point; one daughter Brenda (Patrick) Motherwell, Watertown; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one great great grandson; one sister Genevieve Rosby, Cicero; and two nieces.

She is predeceased by a daughter in law Francis McCargar and one grand-daughter Becky Hamilton.

She was a member of the VFW Post 5344 Auxilary and the American Legion Don Rounds Post 586 Auxilary, and the Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Black River.  She was a former member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adams.

Mrs. Taylor enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, crocheting and reading.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Walker Cancer Treatment Center, 830 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

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A Memorial Tree was planted for Dorothy
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