The Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor, Bishop of Jamaica for seven years and Vicar Bishop of New York for 15 years, died May 24. He was 77.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Taylor was a graduate of Kingston College, the University of the West Indies, and the University of Toronto. He was ordained deacon in 1960 and priest in 1961. He became Bishop of Jamaica in 1987.
The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, Bishop of New York, quoted Bishop Taylor as once saying of his time in the diocese: “I haven’t done spectacular things, haven’t raised millions of dollars. I’ve just tried to be a faithful, loving and caring bishop.”
In Jamaica he was a pioneer in church broadcasting who founded a diocesan radio studio and preached weekly.
Bishop Taylor had suffered a stroke in February. His wife, Mrs. Rosalie Taylor, died in April 1992. He is survived by his daughter, Tara Taylor, of Jamaica, New York.
Image of Bishop E. Don Taylor greeting a church member courtesy of the Diocese of New York