The Edmonds man who died in a bicycle accident Aug. 4 has been identified by his family and friends as John M. Taylor.
Mr. Taylor, 65, was just a few blocks from home on his bicycle when he went off the road in the area of 7th and Hemlock in Edmonds and struck the fence of a home. While the official report has not yet been released from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner, family friend Ervin Merrill said the death was accidental and that Mr. Taylor did not experience a medical issue at the time of the accident. According to Edmonds police, Mr. Taylor wasn’t hit by a car prior to leaving the roadway.
A 24-year resident of Edmonds, Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 41 years, Vicki, and two daughters, Tiffany and Tracey. He was the only child of Loyd B. and Anni M. Taylor, who are both deceased.
Mr. Taylor received his bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. He retired in 2008 from his job as director of support services for The Polyclinic.
He was an active member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, the NRA, Audubon, the GOP, and the Antique & Classic Boat Society. His hobbies included photography, cycling, sport shooting, grilling, gardening and boating.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at St. Alban’s at a date still to be determined.