In Memory of




Obituary for Corey David Taylor

Corey David Taylor, 58, of Upper Black Eddy, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Thursday, January 18th, 2024, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Corey was known for his intelligence, strong opinions, sense of humor, and love of entertaining. Corey was a devoted husband, beloved son, brother, family member, and friend. He loved good food, music, Philadelphia sports, science and the hokeyness of the original Star Trek series. He was born in Chicopee, MA on October 26th, 1965 to Carol Anne (Breen) Taylor and Ron Taylor.

Corey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown. He worked for BP Castrol for 27 years as a development chemist and expert technologist.

Corey and Mary shared 33 years of marriage on October 27th. The two often finished each other's sentences and would share inside jokes using quotes from their favorite television shows and movies. Corey loved animals, especially his cats, Boots, Butters, and Ike; his dogs Kaine, Lazlo, and his late best boy Archer. We believe Archer greeted Corey and they are together again. In addition, Corey loved his two African Grey Parrots, Tweety and Marcel, who often danced, screeched, and fluffed their feathers for his attention.

Corey was ever the influential Uncle who stepped up to help his nieces and nephews in times of need while also being at the ready to enjoy a football game and provide education on what constitutes “good” music and had other “valuable” advice at the ready.

Corey will always be remembered as the epitome of the gracious host, where he and his wife, Mary, opened their homes to welcome friends and family. Corey had a lifelong love for music and was a talented musician in his own right as a drummer. His love of science, music, and art merged with his love for creating beautiful custom-made tube amplifiers. He created other works of art using resin and wood, often from found pieces of driftwood or other found pieces in nature.

Corey is survived by his wife, Mary F (Rouse) Taylor; his parents, Ron and Carol Taylor; two sisters, Caronne Taylor Bloom (wife of Roger Bloom, mother of Jake and Morgan Bloom), Carissa (Taylor) Bruno (wife of Peter Bruno and mother of Julianna and Nicholas Buno).

A celebration of Corey's life will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Shelly Funeral Home, Easton & Kellers Church Rds., Plumsteadville, PA 18949. The service will be livestreamed His family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Immediately following the service, the family would like to extend an invitation for all to join them for a luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society or to your local animal shelter.