Ryan Sean Taylor

April 3, 1982 ~ August 6, 2020 (age 38)


It is with great sadness that we announce, Ryan Sean Taylor, age 38, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in a tragic swimming accident.

Cherished and beloved son of Douglas and Marcelline Taylor of Saratoga Springs, NY, loving brother of Douglas Taylor of Syracuse, NY, Scott (Elizabeth) Taylor of Johnson City, NY and Marcelline (Cyrone) Taylor. Also survived by, his niece Marcelline Lovell of Tucson, AZ, his loving aunts and uncles Eileen and Michael Katz of Naples, FL, Maureen and Timothy Harvey of Endicott, NY, Terrance Sullivan of Binghamton, NY, and cousins Jerome (Tori) Katz of Nashville, TN, Stephanie (Matthew) Grossman of Raleigh, NC, and Louis and Nicholas Harvey of Vestal, NY as well as many, many great friends; especially Tribe. 

Ryan was born in Olean, NY and grew up in Saratoga Springs, NY. He graduated from Saratoga High School (2001) where he played varsity football and wrestling. He then attended Adirondack Community College and graduated from Curry College in 2008. He was a valued employee at the Saratoga Race Harness Track.

He was an avid sports enthusiast and a lifelong fan of the Saratoga Race Track spending summer days with his father watching the horses. He loved working in the garden with his mother and watching his tomato plant flourish.  In his downtime he loved to watch Disney movies, SpongeBob and his favorite sports teams, the NY Giants and NY Yankees. His favorite was to watch the Boston Red Sox lose. 

Those who knew Ryan, even if just for a short time, lost a shining light in their lives. He was a lover of children and kind to all those he met. Ryan was a true friend to so many - ready and willing to help with whatever was needed. Since his unexpected passing, many have written about how special and loved he was and how cherished his friendships are. He has been described as “one of the funniest, hard-nosed, biggest heart a person could ask for”, “a light in my life when I needed you most”, “a brother”, and for having “brought so much laughter and joy”. He will continue to stay with us all through memories and the laughs he forced us all to endure whether we were in the mood for it or not.

At this time, we will come together to celebrate his life and laugh at all the crazy memories we shared.   Memory Eternal.

Family and friends may call from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave., (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY.  (Please wear masks, it is mandatory).

A mass service will be held at 10 am on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 with Father Juanito Asprec officiating.

Interment will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 150 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 following the service.

Due to the ongoing public health concerns of COVID-19, we remain subject to social distancing directives that are set in place as well as mandatory wearing of a mask. We ask you to please be mindful of the situation, and we thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of every guest.



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August 12, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Compassionate Funeral Care
402 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

2nd Viewing
August 12, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Compassionate Funeral Care
402 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Mass Service
August 13, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Clements Roman Catholic Church
231 Lake Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Interment following the service

St. Peter's Cemetery
150 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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