Richard Taylor, well-known as a beekeeper in Trumansburg, died peacefully on October 30th, after a long battle with lung cancer.
Dr. Taylor was a retired philosophy professor, who held tenured professorships at Brown University and the graduate faculty of Columbia University. In addition he held professorships at many New York colleges, including Hobart William Smith, Hamilton, Union, Wells, University of Rochester, and Hartwick.
Professor Taylor authored over a dozen books in philosophy, plus several in beekeeping. His last book, composed during his illness, will be published in February 2004.
He is survived by his precious companion, Connie Bright; four strong sons; and a beautiful stepdaughter.
There will be no funeral or memorial service.

For additional information please contact the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., P.O. Box 475, Trumansburg, NY 14886. (607)387-8151.