Jason Taylor, 46, of Worcester, PA, left this world on November 26, 2017 after a valiant fight with glioblastoma. Jason’s most treasured roles on this earth were husband to the love of his life, Alicia (nee DiCiacco) and incredible dad to Gavin, Grace and Wyatt.
Born December 13, 1970 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Elizabeth (Davis) Taylor and the late Robert C. Taylor.
Jason grew up in Lederach, PA and graduated in 1989 from Souderton High School. He later graduated from Kutztown University and went on to have a successful career as an educator and coach at Pennfield Middle School (North Penn School District) and most recently at Colonial Middle School (Colonial School District). As a teacher, Jason mentored, educated and inspired his students which led to many life-long friendships. His love of learning was contagious and transcended from the classroom to the baseball field where he was coach, fan and inspiration to many. He also served as the league president for the Methacton Baseball Association. #22 was proud of his team’s successes and was their biggest cheerleader ensuring they were recognized and encouraged to do their best both on and off the field. Two of Jason’s favorite sayings were “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle,” and “Win the day.” both of which he followed in his daily life and especially during the biggest battle that he faced against cancer. He leaves behind a large loving extended family and many friends who will miss his kindness, warmth and art of storytelling. Jason was a prolific writer and his family and friends are blessed to have the gift of his words to comfort them as they navigate this world without him.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his sisters, Cari Taylor and Katie Taylor Moran who were his first teachers and forever friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family as they celebrate Jason’s life at 11 AM on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Calvary Church, 820 Rt. 113, Souderton, PA 18964, where the family will receive friends from 9-10:45 AM. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories in Worcester. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Brain Tumor Research at Penn Medicine. Please make checks payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania,” noting “In memory of Jason Taylor,” and mail to Penn Medicine Development, Attn: Sheryl Garton, 3535 Market St., Ste. 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rlwilliamsfuneralhome.com