~~Loren T. Taylor of Chatham, New Jersey passed away on March 27 after a heroic battle with a rare cancer. He was 63 years old. Loren grew up in Dover, NJ, graduated from Dover High School, earned an AB at Albright College and an MBA from Rutgers University.
Loren launched his marketing career with Unilever, followed by executive positions at Lifesavers, Mattel, LJN Toys, Tyco Toys, Inc and Hasbro where he was a division manager. For 20 years + Loren ran his own business Taylored Concepts, LLC in which he licensed over 300 product concepts, consulted with companies in various industries and holds a number of product patents. Loren truly had a creative and marketing gift and throughout his career worked on product launches, promotions and commercials for some of the most renown brands like Close-up toothpaste and Carefree Sugarless Gum. For an initiative he created as part of a Hot Wheels/Major League Baseball promotion, he was asked to throw out the first ball at Shea Stadium.
Loren was an active leader at the Chatham United Methodist Church serving as Lay Leader, Church Council Chair and numerous other committees. Loren was also active in the Patriot’s Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America where he was a member of the Executive Board and winner of the Silver Beaver and District Award of Merit.
Loren’s faith defined who he was and the way in which he conducted himself and respected everyone who crossed his path. He lived by example and is best remembered by his colleagues and peers as a true gentleman.
Loren is preceded in death by his parents William H. Taylor and E. Doris Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 29 years Lee Ann (Schwartzkopf) Taylor and his children Caley Taylor and Colton Taylor, sisters Orilyn (Bob) Krisa and Dorinne Davis, honorary sister Ellen (Abe) Novales, nieces Larissa Brenner (Jay), Tracy Krisa, nephews Peter Davis, Michael Krisa, mother-in-law Jane (Schwartzkopf) Blount, numerous cousins, friends and colleagues.
There will be a memorial service at the Chatham United Methodist Church on April 8 at 11 am at 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928 followed by a luncheon reception.
If you would like to honor Loren’s desire to support children’s charitable organizations inclusive of all faith traditions, checks can be made payable to the Chatham United Methodist Church and earmarked: The Loren T. Taylor Charitable Fund. Checks can be sent to the Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928 or visit our website www.Chathamumc.com and click on the “donations” section.