In Memoriam


“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet~

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    Worth, Rebecca (Kinyon Elementary Teacher)

    The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Rebecca Worth. Becky passed away November 10, 2020.

    Pruitt, Ronald (Kennedy 1986)

    The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Pruitt, Ronald - Age 52, of Fenton. Ronald passed away October 26, 2020 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 4 PM Friday October 30 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Visitation will be held 11 AM until the time of service Friday.(for those not attending the live stream may be viewed at Ron's page at Those desiring may make contributions to the Ronald Pruitt Memorial Fund (c/o Sharp Funeral Homes). Ronald was born January 2, 1968 in Taylor, MI. He married Kelly Ann Covey on January 10, 1997. He worked for Daimler Chrysler (DCX). He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and son. His family was most important to him. Surviving are: his wife Kelly Ann Pruitt; children, Ashley Renee and husband Nathan Andrew Pokowski, Taylor Nichole and husband Chester DeWayne Holland; Nicholas Ronald Pruitt; grandchildren, Kaylee, Haylee, Ethan, Brandon, Landon, Jessie, Jaylynn, and Easton; mother Marie Martha Bobrowski. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Hattie Bobrowski. Tributes may be shared at

    To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Thomas Pruitt, please visit the funeral home’s floral store.

    Worley, Elaine (Taylor Public Schools Elementary Educator)

    The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Elaine L. Worley, age 71, of Woodhaven. Elaine passed away October 18, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Roger Worley. Loving mother of Wayde (Jena Giordano) Worley and Allison (David Goroni) Kirk. Dearest grandmother of Tryn Kirk and Blu Kirk. She is also survived by her sisters Janice (John) Slage, Eva Steadman, Sharon (Don) DeMars, Beth (Craig) Norconk, Edna (Gavin) Telfer, Alice (Dick) Faunce, her brothers-in-law Mike Apap and Don (Doris) Jones and her sister-in-law Jamie (Bert) Ouellette. She was preceded in death by her parents Margaret and William White, her sister Kathy Apap, her brother-in-law Daryl Steadman and her sisters-in-law Shirley Jones, Shar (Rusty) Worley, Joanne Ragland and Judy Miller. Her cremation took place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.

    Sebastian, Alexander (Taylor Public Schools Educator and Principal)

    The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of Alexander Thomas Sebastian Sr. was born April 11, 1937. Alexander passed away on October 15, 2020 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Sallyann Sebastian for 61 wonderful years. Proud father of Alexander Jr. (Sandra) and Katherine (John) Kochanek. Dear grandfather of Christopher (Stephanie), Alex, John, Sam, Mia and John Paul. Dearest great grandfather of Emma, Joseph and Baby boy "S" due November 15, 2020. Al is preceded in death by his parents Rev. Philemon and Mary and his 6 siblings.

    Alexander "Al" took great pride in being a long time educator and principal for his career, he retired from Taylor Public Schools 26 years ago and enjoyed his retirement through the years. Al was very active and always stayed busy whether it was shopping, golfing or fishing, those were his past time activities. Al was also a great cook and baker and had "the worlds best rice pudding recipe". His family was most important to him and he adored spending time with his grandchildren. Al will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

    A visitation will be held at Harry J Will Funeral Home in Livonia on Wednesday October 21, 2020 from 5-9pm with a 7pm Trisagion and sharing of memories. Funeral service will be on Thursday October 22, 2020 at 10:30am (in state 10:00am) at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Westland.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Guidance Center in Al's honor.

    Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Sebastian family.

    Eger, David (Kennedy 1969)

    The Taylor Alumni Association sends condolences to the family and friends of David John Eger, age 69 of Hale. David passed away on October 6, 2020.
    He is survived by his loving wife; Ramona (Martin) Eger. Sister; Elizabeth Eger Duncan of Taylor, Michigan. Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law; Harold (Mary) Martin of Trenton, Michigan, Tammy (Robert) Gross of Lexington, Kentucky and Jeffrey (Juanita) Martin of Allen Park, Michigan. 15 nieces & nephews, many great nieces, nephews and extended family in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Florida and California also survive.

    David was preceded in death by his parents; John Eger in 2008, Shirley Ann Eger in 1984, brother-in-law; Leslie Duncan in 1994 and sisters-n-law; Sandra Martin Perry in 2014 and Tina Olson in 2019.
    David always excelled academically, earning graduate degrees at the University of Michigan, Rutgers University and Stonier University. He spent many years as a professor of economics at Alpena Community College and Kirtland College. Prior to that, he was employed at the Hale Bank.
    He and his loving wife, Ramona, traveled extensively during their 47 years of marriage; visiting over 80 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. Dave was an accomplished musician and played piano, guitar and trumpet. His favorite past time was playing classical piano and blues.
    David never stopped learning new concepts and ideas through extensive reading as witnessed by the vast library that he and Ramona collected through the years. A true Renaissance Man, David also enjoyed opera, ballet and Rock & Roll. Mona was the love of his life; they spent over 54 years together enjoying nature, arts, culture and cherished time spent with family & friends.

    Per his wishes, David has been cremated. A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a future date.