Harvey Leonard Taylor passed away at home on May 2, 2023, with his beloved wife, Margo, at his side, at the age of 94.
Harvey was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 1928 to Abraham V. and Lillian (neé Morris) Taylor, who predeceased him.
Harvey attended MIT, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1948. He received his Master’s degree in Engineering from Boston University in 1952. He was first hired by Bell Helicopters (later Bell Aircraft), then later went to work at Raytheon in Boston. In the 1960’s he started working at Hughes Aircraft in California, where he remained until his retirement in 1989.
Harvey was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, no matter where he lived. Harvey had a keen interest in all types of music, but especially blues and jazz and was an accomplished guitar player. His other talent was in competitive swimming. He won many medals in the Senior Olympics, including this past May at the National Competition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was also known for his love of Craft IPA beer!
Harvey met his wife, Margo (neé Chan) in 1984 and they married in 1998. They were to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this summer, but instead, it will be a celebration of Harvey’s life.
Harvey had no siblings, but many, many cousins whom he adored. He is survived by his wife, Margo and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry and Patricia Chan and his nephews, Christopher and Eric (Whitney) Chan. Harvey had a special bond with his nephews and proudly walked Whitney down the aisle last summer when she and Eric married.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Services and interment will be at Rivera Memorial Gardens in the Shalom section.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Food Depot, Santa Fe or to any charity of your choosing.