OLD TOWN – Clayton Taylor, 77, died Jan. 30, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 15, 1932, in Belfast, the son of Verna (Hasty) Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Madeleine of Old Town; two children, Ann Elise (Taylor) Brown and Eric Taylor of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Kaitlin Brown, Emily, Ryan and Spencer Taylor of North Carolina; numerous special nieces and nephews; and a special double cousin, Carol Withee of Skowhegan. Clayton was well known in life as store manager for First National for many years and later as salesman for Colonial Distributors. His early life was hard growing up with his brother, Colby, and sister, Glenice, who predeceased him, raised by his mother with little means. He started working before graduating high school to help support the family, an experience which drove him to always want to give his children a better life than he had. Later in life, his grandchildren became the focus of life – always happy to spend the smallest moments doing the littlest things with them. They were his pride and joy. Clayton was a man gifted with a giving heart, willing to help anyone and preferring to remain humble. His experiences in life shaped the values and character. Remembered as a good husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be missed. In respect of Clayton’s wishes, there will be no visitation, service or flowers. The road has been long with many experiences shared. You, my companion, have made the difference. Sad that our paths now part and I am left to travel alone, yet comfort in my heart that we will meet again at the end of the trail.