Helen N. Taylor, age 84 of Savona, NY went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Steuben Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Bath, NY.
Born on February 8, 1933 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Jean (Bukowski) Novak. She married William H. Taylor on May 30, 1959 in Hammondsport, NY, he predeceased her on May 13, 2015.
Helen worked for Westinghouse before starting her family with Bill, and becoming a homemaker. Once her children were older, she worked at various vineyards, including Bully Hill and at Sonora Service Center on Route 226.
Helen will be remembered for her love of the outdoors – enjoying fishing and hunting with friends and family. She also enjoyed visiting flea markets with Bill and finding new treasures. Her family will miss her wonderful sense of humor and ability to make everyone she met laugh. She had a warm and giving heart, welcoming everyone in that she met. Her greatest joy came from her family. She loved her children and grandchildren beyond measure.
She is survived by children: Sandy Moss of KY, Cathy (James) Sweeney of Savona, NY, Toni (Roger) Peterson of Campbell, NY and Robin Taylor of Campbell, NY; grandchildren: Catherine Ghist, Nicole Ghist, Larry Moss, Terry Moss,Tiffany VanDerhoff, Cameron Elliott; great grandchildren: Justin, TJ, Ashley, Heather, Christina, Makayla, Keller; great-great grandchildren: DeAndre, Braylon, Nivayuh, Isabella, Grace, Isaiah, Montae, Riley, Roman, Tariq, Elisha, Katelyn, Dakota and Adelynn.
In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor.
Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A memorial service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 6:00 PM, Rev. Lynne Sharp officiating. Burial will take place in the family plot at Seamans Cemetery, Savona, NY at the convenience of the family.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Steuben Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Bath for the loving care they provided to their mother and a special thank you to Gladys Palmer, Helen and Bill's "other daughter." For all that you are and all that you do. We love you.