Jeffrey Alan Taylor, 73, of Charlestown, MD, passed away on October 15, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

Born in Wilmington, DE, and growing up in Kennett Square, PA, Jeff was the son of the late Robert L. and Ethel (Meyerdierks) Taylor.

Jeff attended Kennett High School where he held the state record in pole vaulting. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh and later served in the U.S. Army in the Special Forces, Green Beret Unit.

Jeff retired from the DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE, after 30 years of service.

He enjoyed golfing in his earlier years. Boating and being on the water became his love in his later years.

Jeff is survived by his daughter, Tracy Hopkins; his son-in-law, Kenneth Hopkins; his grandchildren: Cassidy and Chase; his brother, Robert, and wife Jennifer; Connie King, and her daughter Chrissy; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jeff’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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