Kenneth J. "Kenny" Taylor, 55, of 31
VanBuren St., Antwerp, passed Feb. 2, 2017, at his home
surrounded by his loving family.
A Celebration of Life with military honors will be held 5
Feb. 9, 2017, at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, 117
N. Massey St., Watertown. Calling hours will precede the
service from 3
to 5 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 9, at the funeral home.
Born Sept. 14, 1961, in Newport Beach, CA, the son of
Kenneth T. and Joann E. (Witt) Taylor, he attended school in
Following school he entered the United States Marines on Oct.
3, 1980, in Fresno, CA, and served until July 4, 1983. He
continued serving in the reserves until he was honorably
discharged as a lance corporal officer on Sept. 17, 1986, in
Camp Pendleton, CA.
While in California he met Gina M. Coffin and they married
on May 5, 1984, in Riverside, CA. While residing in
California Kenny worked with his father who owned and
operated “Taylor Hoof Trimming” for several years.
In 1994 the couple moved to Antwerp, NY where Gina became a
teacher at Gouverneur Central School and he was a car
salesman. For the last fourteen years Kenny was employed by
F.X. Caprara Trailer Sales and F.X. Caprara Harley Davidson.
Kenny was an outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hunting, four
wheeling, boating, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle,
and drag racing at the ESTA Dragstrip in Cicero and the
surrounding area. He especially enjoyed spending time with
his family and friends. He was a member of the National Hot
Rod Association and the Antwerp American Legion Post #916.
Among his survivors are his loving wife of 32 years Gina M.
Taylor, Antwerp; his beloved daughter and son in law, Sarah
E. and Seth A. Musikant, Rochester; his mother Joann
VanBoven, Escalon, CA.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra
L. and Kevin Brinkman, Salida, CA; a sister Jennifer
Johnson, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; 5 stepbrothers and 2
stepsisters; his faithful friend and companion, grand puppy
Captain, and several sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws,
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kenny was predeceased by his father Kenneth T. Taylor of
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenny’s
memory to Ryan’s Wish Foundation C/O Rob and Rita Saidel
P.O. Box 326 Gouverneur, NY 13642.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartandbrucefh.com.
Information provided by Hart
& Bruce Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.