Friday, November 1, 2013

Dr. John A. Taylor, Brother-in Law, Musician, Educator and Administrator, Who Was a Faithful Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fratrenity

Black Buzz News Service
Ronald B. Saunders Project
Pittsburgh, PA
November 1, 2013

John Taylor


John Armstead Taylor, 74, musician, educator and administrator, died Monday, October 28, 2013. Dr. Taylor came to Chicago in 1997 to the Higher Learning Commission, after a distinguished career in academic administration at Lincoln University (Missouri). At the Commission, he consulted with colleges and universities on ways to improve the quality of their academic programs, retiring in 2012. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Pollard, son Jonathan (Joelle) Greenbelt,MD, four granddaughters Hannah, Abigail, Sarah, and Jamie, daughter Allyson Hall (Jason) Alexandria,VA, and four sisters Jewel Thompson, Phyllis Hall, Brenda Alexander, and Rubye McKnight. Brothers-Waverly and Charles--and sister Joyce Salley preceded him in death. Friends will be received at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013 at First UMC-Chicago Temple, and a Memorial Service will follow at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association ( Condolences may be left at

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