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Rendle F. Taylor passed away peacefully April 22, 2017, in Sarasota, Fla. Rendle was born in Lynn, Mass., on December 20, 1930, to Rendle Taylor and Gratia L. Hanson. He graduated from Lynn English High School in 1946. Rendle served in the US Navy from 1947 to 1951. He worked for the New England Telephone Company for 37 years and retired in 1991. Rendle lived in Salem and Plaistow, N.H. He later wintered in Bradenton, Fla., from 1995 and became a resident in 2005.
Rendle is survived by his loving wife, Thelma of 33 years; three sons, Rendle, Mark and Kenneth; and a daughter, Kimberly Porter; stepsons, Dennis O’Connor, Walter O’Connor and James O’Connor; daughters-in-law, Melissa Hall Taylor, Kathryn Mallon Taylor, Marie Scipione O’Connor and Lisa McLaughlin O’Connor. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, David Taylor, Rendle Taylor, Bryn Taylor, Heidi Porter, Kelly O’Connor, Dennis O’Connor, Alex O’Connor; and also many friends. Rendle was predeceased by his wife, Dale Oulton Taylor; son, Dana; and daughter, Jennifer.
Rendle was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Choir in Salem, N.H., for 14 years and the Franco-American Male Chorus. He was a member of Oneco United Methodist Church, East Bradenton, Fla.; Elks Lodge #65, Lawrence, Mass.; 32° Scottish Rite Mason; Master Mason of Lodge #147 Sarasota, Fla.; and Sahib Shriners and Hillbillies, also of Sarasota. Rendle will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his laughter and making people smile everywhere he went.
Services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, May 5, 2017, at Oneco United Methodist Church, 2112 53rd Ave., East Bradenton, FL 34203. A reception will be held at the Garden Lakes Clubhouse immediately after the service.
Family requests memorial donations in Rendle's name be made to Shriner Hospital for Children, 12502 USF Pine Dr., Tampa, FL 33612. Condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Arrangements by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207.
Published on  April 30, 2017
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