Charles L. Taylor, 61

BRIDGTON — Charles Lloyd Taylor, 61, of North Bridgton, died Thursday afternoon Nov. 26, 2015, at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway.

He was born May 21, 1954, in Spencer, Iowa, to Glen and Marylee (Place) Taylor. Charles attended local schools, where he was active in music and drama programs, and went on to attend the University of Northern Iowa.

Charles’s work took him to many parts of the country including New York City, and summer stock in Conn., back home to his parents' Century Farm in Milford, Iowa; then to Washington D.C., where he was Book Buyer at the National Gallery of Art; in New York, N.Y., as Book Buyer at the Museum of Modern Art; in Des Moines, Iowa, to begin working for developmentally disabled adults; and Bridgton, where he loved his job and all the clients and staff at Landmark Human Resources for fifteen years.

Charles enjoyed all forms of art and architecture, theater and American movies, worldwide travel when younger, home improvement projects, and voracious reading, most recently biographies. He was always witty, charming, stylish, caring, sympathetic and generous. One of his ancestors attributed staying slim to “getting up from the table before I'm full.” E.B. White's influence had a lot to do with the move to Maine.

He was loved by Bob Sturtz of North Bridgton since 1973; two sisters since 1954, Laura Taylor-Lloyd of Johnston, Iowa, and Mary Meyer of Galena, Ill.; three nieces, countless close friends and colleagues; and felines Fred and Stinky. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and brother Joel.

Informal memorial fellowship will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Gifts in lieu of flowers to any charity of your choosing, your local schools' arts and music budgets, or contributions for Landmark's successor agency Opportunity Enterprises' clients' considerable costs to attend Special Olympics. Special thanks go to the Oncology Team at Stephens Memorial. His last doctor, Dr. McCulley, was amazing. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared at

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