Nancy A. Taylor of Ocean Pines, Maryland

Nancy A. Taylor, 64, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, and formerly of Bel Air, Maryland, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Coastal Hospice, At The Lake, in Salisbury, Maryland.

She was born in Newburgh, New York, and was the daughter of Dorothy E. Potts Taylor and the late Wallace Goodwin Taylor.

She graduated from Kennett Consolidated High School in Kennett Square, received a B.A. degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and later studied at American University in Washington, D.C.

She then started work by helping to establish the Water Pollution Control Federation in Washington, was an Inventory Control Specialist for Saks Fifth Avenue and GAP stores and finally, an Area Auditor for Mattress Giant in Maryland and Delaware.


Taylor liked work and card games, crossword puzzles, loved shopping for shoes, never missed “General Hospital,” enjoyed talking and listening to people and had a contagious smile. Hers was a life ended too soon. She will truly be missed by family and friends.

She is survived by her mother, Dorothy E. Taylor of Kennett Square; her fiancee, Dick Yankowsky, of Ocean Pines, Maryland; two daughters, Amy Gibbs, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, and Jenny Lebel, of Londonderry, New Hampsire; a sister, Barbara Shrewsbury, of Hughesville, Maryland; and two grandchildren.

Special thanks are given to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Atlantic General Hospital System, who helped Nancy during her life and final illness.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department., 911 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811 and/or Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin, MD 21811.

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