Aug. 30, 2021
It saddens us to report that Geoffrey Minturn Taylor passed away on Aug. 30. He had been battling heart disease and did not survive open-heart surgery. Those who knew Geoff knew him as a brother, husband, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend. He had many sides to his personality.
Geoff grew up in Glendale and La Crescenta, graduating from Crescenta Valley High School and the Otis Art Institute. He served two tours in Viet Nam as a Navy SeaBee. Geoff’s art accomplishments were in sculpture, and print-making. He was married for over 53 years to Jill Prescott Taylor. Together they enjoyed horseback riding, settling in the Rancho section of Burbank with horses in their own backyard barn.
Geoff was a creative artist and art teacher, photographer and journeyman carpenter. He will be remembered by many as a consummate deep sea fisherman, providing great fish for family and friends.
Geoffrey is survived by his wife Jill Taylor, sister Dr. Lorraine Taylor Sterman, Dr. M. Barry Sterman, Paul Bradley Sterman, Dr. Lisa Sterman and Caroline Sterman, their children, and many others. Any services will be private.