LeRoy R. Taylor, 93, veteran and electrician

August 10, 2004

LeRoy R. "Boomer" Taylor, a retired electrician, died Friday of complications from a stroke at his Parkville home. He was 93.

Born in Egg Harbor, N.J., and raised in nearby Absecon, he was trained as an electrician by his father. He moved to Baltimore in the early 1930s and served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Taylor joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, among his many assignments over a 55-year career. He retired in 1974.

A Mason, he was a member of the Boumi Temple's Scimitar Club and the Scottish Rite Patmos Lodge No. 70.

He also belonged to the Towson Elks Club and the Hamilton Post of the American Legion.

A golf enthusiast, he competed in Clifton Park and Mount Pleasant tournaments and later joined the Country Club of Maryland, where he played gin rummy in addition to golf.

He was married for 22 years to the former Phyllis Petersen, who died in 1968.

Plans for services are incomplete.

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