Frederick Bryant "Joe" Taylor
||Frederick Bryant "Joe" Taylor
April 7, 1955 ~ September 13, 2007
WEST LINN, OREGON - Frederick Bryant "Joe" Taylor, 52, beloved husband, father, son and brother passed away unexpectedly in Maui, Hawaii. As a longtime resident of Monterey, Joe was the owner and Sensei of Shotokan Karate of Monterey and taught many students in the area. He and his wife, Cathy, moved from Monterey to the West Linn area seven years ago. Joe was a kind, loving and giving man and will be missed by all he touched. God bless him and hold him forever as he joins his father in Heaven. He is survived by his wife, Cathy, of West Linn; son, Jarrod Taylor; mother, Sue Taylor and brother, Mick Taylor, all of Antioch, California. There will be a memorial in Joe's honor for family and friends in Antioch on October 6, 2007 as well as in West Linn, on October 13, 2007.
Friends are invited to contact family for details at firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to go to the Joe Taylor Memorial Fund at any Bank of America. Go with God Joe, you will be very much missed.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Oct. 4, 2007
Frederick Bryant "Joe" Taylor
April 7, 1955 - Sept. 13, 2007
Former Resident of Antioch Joe, Beloved Husband, Father, Son and Brother passed away unexpectedly in Maui, Hawaii.
He was best known in Antioch for his music with the band "Full Force". After living in Antioch and Monterey, CA, where he started a successful Martial Arts Business, Joe and his wife Cathy moved to
West Linn, OR. There he started a successful Security and Personal Protection Co., which protected many stars appearing in the Portland area as well as others in the community. Joe was an avid
collector of fire arms and marshal arts weapons, music and fine wines. He loved Karate, Motorcycles and traveling which he did via air, land and sea. He gave of his time to animal shelters and
juvenile offender programs in the West Linn and Portland areas. Joe was a kind, loving and giving man and will be missed by all he touched. God bless him and hold him forever as he joins his Father
in Heaven. He is survived by his wife Cathy of West Linn, OR, Son Jarrod Taylor, Mother Sue Taylor and Brother all of Antioch, CA. There will be a memorial in Joe's honor for family and friends in
Antioch, Sat. Oct. 6, 2007, from 3 to 5 P.M. as well as in West Linn, OR on Oct. 13, 2007. Friends are invited to contact Family for details. In lieu of flowers the Family requests any donations to
go to the Joe Taylor Memorial Fund at any Bank of America. Go with God Joe, you will be very much missed.
Published in East Bay Times on Sept. 28, 2007
I can't believe you're gone. Your dojo was my oasis during rough times. I learned more there than just Shotokan and am forever grateful our paths crossed. You won't be forgotten.
Rocco Costa, Arlington, VA
January 2, 2017
I am shocked to have just learned the news. And heart broken that it's taken me this long to find out. You were a great friend and I will never forget not only your knowledge of karate, but also your willingness to train all of us hard and exceed our internal plateaus. You are not forgotten and will always be thought of with each step into and out of the dojo.
March 12, 2018
Well drat! I too am dismayed to discover your demise. My youngest daughter, Maryann, and only son, RL, greatly benefited from eight years of your instruction in traditional Shotokan Karate.
Every time to pass through Monterey I ride by the old dojo just to see if it is open again and have often tried to find you on the internet. Today going through the garage I found a copy of the
August 1999 issue of Martial Arts Professional that you gave me. That issue featured a cover story and article about Jhoon Rhee, the "Father of Taekwondo" and finding that magazine prompted me
to try an internet search again... [SIGH]...
Sensei, you are GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
February 8, 2019