Clinton Taylor

Clinton Taylor

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Clinton A. Taylor, Jr., transitioned August 11, 2020. He was born on
September 9, 1939, to Clinton A. Taylor, Sr. and Doris Woodson in
Passaic, New Jersey. As the oldest son, he was affectionately known
as “Junior”.
He was educated in the Nutley public school system graduating from
Nutley High School where he was an “All American” athlete. After
high school, he went into the U.S. Army serving from 1963 – 1965,

during which he also played football and proudly served as a pall-
bearer for President John F. Kennedy’s funeral before being

honorably discharged. Clint then returned to New Jersey in 1965 to
marry his beloved wife Rechelle Willoughby where they settled in
Montclair to raise a beautiful family. Clint loved Montclair where he
resided for over fifty (50) years. He was very active in the community
and named Grand Marshall of the Montclair African American
Clint was a member of Saint Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church
where he established the first CYO (Catholic Youth Organization).
Clint also had a successful career in sales where he became one of the
top salesmen at J&J Distributors. After retirement, he returned to
work at the Hackensack Meadowlands Authority. In 1985, he became
proprietor of the Three (3) Corner Bar and Deli in Orange, New
Jersey. He was part of many civic and social organizations, like The
Boys Are Back in Town, Norigmen, Grass Roots Association, Rites
of Passage, Men’s Breakfast at Glenfield Park, and was known by
many as “Mr. Montclair.”
Clint loved the Lord and especially as good song. You could hear him
singing loud with his deep baritone voice as a member of New Hope
Baptist Church in East Orange, New Jersey. Clints’ children were his
pride and joy: Gordon Taylor, Carla Taylor Bennett, (John Wesley
Bennett) and Jakki Taylor.
He is survived by his grandchildren: Al-Jernon, Jordan, Hebrew, his
only granddaughter Taylor, and Nicholas. His step-father John
Thompson, siblings Carol Priester, Arthur Taylor (Christine Taylor),
Ronald Taylor (deceased), Doris Goggans Taylor (deceased), and
Gregory Little, along with a host of nieces, nephews, family members
and friends.
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    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Caggiano Memorial
    62 Grove St
    MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
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Judy Wilkes

Posted at 05:17pm
I am Calvin Drews cousin. (the brat (me) was always hanging around). So sorry to hear of Clinton's passing.
Judy (Weeks) Wilkes

John & Cheryl Criss

Posted at 06:35pm
Our deepest condolences to the family of Clinton Taylor. He will be truly missed.

April M Paul

Posted at 03:40pm
I had the pleasure of knowing Clint Talyor,ever since I was a 9 yr old child .Mr Taylor was my track coach,he taught me discipline how to have respect for other as well as myself. I ran track for many year under guidance. RIP Mr Taylor...Thank u for everything that u did for the youth, keeping out of the street..

Sharon Mascaro

Posted at 12:40pm
Having worked with Clint at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission for many years, he was always the source of a great smile, a kind word, a funny joke or even a big bear hug. His warmth, humor and compassion will be missed.
"Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." - Rossiter Worthington Raymond
May his soul rest in peace with the Lord.
With the fondest of memories - Sharon Mascaro

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