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Ronald W. Taylor

Taylor, Ronald William “RT”, 64, Hopewell, died Feb. 13, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 5, 1952, Johnstown, son of Roy and Vivan (Singer) Taylor. Survived by parents, Delaware; brother, Robert “T”, Colorado; and sister, Susan Brower, Collegeville. Ron spent his first 18 years in an Air Force family, living in Germany and six different states. He was an Eagle Scout and high-achiever in school. In 1970, as a High School senior, Ron was voted the “Best High School Artist in America” by his peers at a nationwide competition in Lawrence, Kansas. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from IUP and through ROTC became a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, being stationed in Germany. He later received his Master’s in Painting from the Philadelphia College of Art. Ron was a teacher, gallery painter, genealogist, and treasure hunter. Later in life, he was an editorial cartoonist for the Philadelphia Public Record and widely loved for his “R-Toons.” For those who knew Ron, he was truly larger than life, with a limitless curiosity, hardy laugh, strong faith in God and a penchant for telling long tales. Ron never married and was a good friend to many people. Private memorial service and interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Feb. 18. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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