Corporal Edward Santo Taylor, Jr. (1928-2022)

Ed was born October 23, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Edward Santo, Sr. and Ann Taylor.

He enlisted in the United States Army on March 29, 1946 and served during the occupation of Italy at the end of World War II.  Staff Sergeant Taylor was honorably discharged in January 1949.  He was recalled in February 1950 and assigned to the 31st Infantry Regiment for the Korean War.  He served on the front line until November 1951.  Staff Sergeant Taylor was again honorably discharged during January 1952.

During 1952, Ed joined the Cheviot Police Department as a Patrolman.  He participated in several training sessions, most of which related to criminal investigation.

During 1962, Patrolman Taylor took a similar position in the Forest Park Police Department.  There he took more investigative training.  He served there until 1965.

Patrolman Taylor then joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office as a Jail Guard.  He was promoted to Court Service Officer I in 1978 and transferred to the Process/Court Service Section.  He was promoted to Court Service Officer II on May 3, 1984 and assigned to the Probate/Civil Court Services Division.  During 1992, he was reassigned as Detective and promoted to Corporal in the Court Services Division.  Corporal Taylor retired on September 29, 1995, with 30 years of service to his country and county and numerous letters of appreciation and/or commendation.

Corporal Taylor was also a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Forest Park Booster Club, Boy Scouts of America, and Republican Club, and the Wyoming Masonic Lodge, where he served as Grand Master.

Corporal Taylor died peacefully on February 14, 2022, at the age of 93.

He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Taylor.  Corporal Taylor is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis (Martini) Taylor; children, Deborah Marie (Ron Heid) King, Edward S. (Rosemary) Taylor, III, and Patrick Allen (Maryann) Taylor; and grandchildren, Edward, Laurel, Coryn, Patrick, Sheri and Jamie.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations can be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati.


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