of Elmira, NY passed away on Sunday morning, November 17, 2013 at the age of 63. Thomas was born on April 28, 1950 in Elmira, the son of Harold and Charlotte Spencer Taylor. He graduated from Southside High School in 1968 and Atlantic Union College, class of 1979, with a double major in history and religion. Tom was an educator and retired as a mason with the BACIU Local #3. He loved nature, the outdoors, camping and hiking, as well as playing various sports. Tom loved family gathering, especially the food. He enjoyed listening to all kinds of music which brought him great peace. Tom is pre-deceased by his mother, Charlotte. He is survived by his daughter, Erica Devlin; grandson, Luke Devlin both of Somers, CT; father, Harold Taylor of Elmira, NY; sisters Cindy (Bob) Elliott of Horseheads, NY and Debbie (Paul) Chase of Clinton, MA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 11AM - 1PM. His funeral services will follow with Pastor Dustin Hall. Tom will be laid to rest in his family plot at Forest Lawn Memorial Park immediately following. In lieu of flowers the family requests those wishing to remember Tom please consider making a contribution to Huntington's Disease Society of America-Rochester, NY Upstate Chapter, PO Box 25237, Rochester, NY 14625.