May 19, 1942 ~ August 5, 2021 (age 79)



Cynthia Jane Taylor of Indian Lake, New York passed away peacefully at her home Thursday morning August 5, 2021 at age 79 years.  Cynthia was born in the Taylor House on 60 North Minnequa Avenue, Canton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on May 19, 1942.  Her mother didn’t want to disturb her father and thus waited too long and her father had to deliver her at home. This being the same house her Grandfather Floyd D. Taylor was born in on September 21, 1887.  The daughter of James Hollis and Fredarica Amelia Johonnis Taylor, Cynthia (Cindy) graduated from Canton High School in 1960 and continued her education at Keuka College and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing.  Cindy worked in different hospitals and colleges, went back to college, and in 1970 received her Master in Science degree majoring in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Boston University.  She taught at Keuka College, Russell Sage College, University of Connecticut and Plattsburgh State University of New York where she finished her teaching career in 2003.  She was a member of many various learned and professional societies.  Cindy authored chapters in textbooks and other publications.  She was well regarded by her fellow associates as well as family members and  friends.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 She is survived by her brother James Hollis Taylor, Jr, and (Linda) , nieces Deborah A. Taylor and Margaret E. Taylor Fitzpatrick and (Stephen), and nephew James H. Taylor, III and (Lucy), grandniece Kirin Taylor and grandnephews Devin Taylor and Denali Taylor. 

Upon her retirement she moved, with her friend and fellow nursing professor Eileen Benton, to a home they purchased on Lake Abenaki in the hamlet of Indian Lake, NY in the Adirondacks. 

She was predeceased by her parents James H. and Fredarica A. Johonnis Taylor, grandparents Floyd D. and Maude I. Brown Taylor, Fred E. and Ethel B. Clinton Johonnis and brother, Robert L. Taylor, nephew Davison T. Taylor and Deborah's husband David Nielson. 

For many years her brothers enjoyed time with her at her home in Keeseville, NY and in Indian Lake, NY.  Usually Cindy would travel to her brother Bob's home and then take him back to her home for two or three weeks vacation and then brother Hollis would come to visit with his wife and spend a week with Cindy, Bob and Eileen and then take Bob back to his home.  

A memorial service with be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home 94 N. Center Street, Canton, PA on September 12 @ 2:00PM. Friends may call between 1 and 2 P.M.   ( 

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Memorial Service
September 12, 2021

2:00 PM
Morse & Kleese
94 N. Center Street
Canton, PA 17724

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