William 'Neil' Taylor, 74, office managerWilliam C. "Neil...

December 31, 1997

William 'Neil' Taylor, 74, office manager

William C. "Neil" Taylor, a longtime office manager, died of respiratory failure Dec. 24 at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility. He was 74.

For 20 years, the Baltimore native was a general manager for Raymond Geddes & Co., a school-supply firm. He retired in 1985. Earlier, he was a manager for Garrett Buchanan Paper Co.

Mr. Taylor, who graduated from Calvert Hall College high school in 1941 and attended Loyola College, was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army Air Forces and was a pilot from 1943 to 1946.

Mr. Taylor lived in Hamilton for almost five years with his wife of 46 years, the former Mary R. Smith. Before that, the couple lived in the Mayfield area, where Mr. Taylor was active in the Mayfield Improvement Association for about 30 years.

Services were held Dec. 27.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Katherine M. Hartig of Parkton, Nancy C. Strasser of Redlands, Calif., Jean C. Bacigalupa of Fallston and Margaret I. Oldham of Chester; three sons, William C. Taylor Jr. of Shrewsbury, Pa., and John G. Taylor and Timothy J. Taylor, both of Baltimore; a sister, Patricia C. Burns of Timonium; three brothers, William J. Taylor of Bel Air, Edward J. Taylor of Virginia Beach, Va., and Thomas G. Taylor of St. Thomas, V.I.; and 11 grandchildren.

Clarke J. Fitzpatrick, 72, printing sales manager

Clarke Joseph Fitzpatrick, a retired sales manager for printing supply firms, died of lung cancer Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Catonsville resident was 72.

He worked as a salesman for Harris-Seybold Co. and S. D. Warren Co., a division of Scott Paper Co. He was also in sales with Baltimore Blanket and Roller Co. from 1986 to 1994, when he retired.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, he was a 1943 graduate of Calvert Hall College and attended Loyola College. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces.

Funeral services were held yesterday.

His wife, the former Mary Louise Mallonee, died in 1996. He is survived by three sons, Clarke Joseph Fitzpatrick 3rd of Ellicott City, Peirce Conrad Fitzpatrick of Baltimore and Philip John Fitzpatrick of Garfield, N.J.; a sister, Mary Margaret Krawiec of Hillsdale, N.J.; and six grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/31/97

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