Eureka Times Standard, CA Sept 1992
George Burton Pendlton Taylor, fondly known as Big George, died peacefully in his sleep Sept. 9, 1992, in Eureka. He suffered for the past several years of degenerative rheumatoid disease of the spine. He died of heart failure. Born Oct. 10, 1948, in Waltham, Mass., to Elizabeth Louise Mabe Burton Taylor and Ralph Pendleton Taylor, George accompanied his family to their various military postings. He attended Pacific Grove High School, Monterey Peninsula College and Humboldt State University, Arcata.
A dedicated potter, George taught his craft to other disabled persons and wanted to be rememberd as having developed a unique red glaze.
He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth L.B. Taylor of Pacific Grove; two sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Taylor and Mary Susan Taylor of San Francisco; a brother, Michael Vernon of Santa Cruz; and his adopted brother and sister, Robert and Cathy Dolinajec of Bayside.
George's gregarious enthusiasm enlived many lives and "The Big Man" will be sorely misssed by his family and host of friends. Friends are invited to attend memorial services today, Sept. 10, 1992, at 5 p.m. at Jacoby Creek Farm, Bayside. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in George's name to the Dolinajec Mortgage fund, c/o Home Federal Bank, 959 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 95501.