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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers to the Family of Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor, the longtime pastor of 4th Baptist Church and board member of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group for several years until last year, passed away last week after a long illness.   All of us at ONSLRG extend our thoughts and prayers to Richards wife, Linda, and their three daughters.

Richard in the dark sweater, third from right, at the 2008 ONLSRG annual meeting & pot-luck supper.

Richard in the dark sweater, third from right, at the 2008 ONSLRG annual meeting & pot-luck supper.

Richard provided an example of the type of service that has made Old North St. Louis work over many years.  Richard helped many neighbors during difficult times, whether they just needed someone to talk to or a ride to a doctor’s appointment; he served on numerous committees, task forces, and boards; he was always willing to volunteer time on a weekend or evening, to help out with a house tour or other special events; and he never gave up hope of finding resources to restore the 4th Baptist Church building on 13th Street, even after the devastating fire there in September of 2008.  Richard’s compassion and wisdom will be missed by all who had the pleasure of working with him.

Richard (at right) sharing stories of the neighborhood with visitors to the 2008 house tour.

Richard (at right) sharing stories of the neighborhood with visitors to the 2008 house tour.

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