July 7, 1917 – Nov. 4, 2012
Thomas Minturn Taylor, 95, a longtime resident of La Crescenta, died at home on Nov. 4.
Known as Mint Taylor, he was born in Amazonia, Mo., on July 7, 1917. He moved to California with his family in 1927 and attended Franklin High School, Pasadena Junior College and Art Center School of Design. He was a draftsman and architect, working for Lockheed Aircraft during WWII when he met and married Helen Christiansen Taylor. After that he worked for Flewelling and Moody Architects, and later for Adrian-Wilson Architects, and Neptune and Thomas Architects. He specialized in school construction.
Mint was married to Helen until her death in 1958 and then married Carolyn Londahl Taylor and was married to her for many years. He was active in the La Crescenta Masonic Lodge, like his father and father-in-law.
Mint is survived by his daughter Dr. Lorraine Minturn Taylor Sterman, his son Geoffrey Minturn Taylor; their spouses Dr. Maurice B. Sterman and Jill Prescott Taylor; granddaughter Dr. Lisa Sterman and partner Caroline Reich Sterman; grandson Paul Bradley Sterman; great-grandsons Bodhi Stewart Sterman and Skylar Paul Sterman; step-daughter Katherine Taylor Tolbert and her family of two daughters and twin sons as well.
Grandpa Mint was a very strong and most interesting man who led a long and productive life and will be missed by his family.
Memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s of the Mountains, 2539 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.
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