Leslie George Taylor, Jr., M.D.

Leslie George Taylor, Jr., M.D. passed away at his home on February 24, 2018 at the age of 84. He was the son of Sarah Jane Willis and Leslie G. Taylor, Sr., born in Sebring, Ohio on September 5, 1933.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Dr. Taylor is survived by his wife of sixty years, Jane; three sons: Les III of Phoenix, Stuart of Lakeland, Florida, Neil of Clearwater, Florida, and daughter-in-law Mary of Midland Texas; five grandchildren: Sarah Chesworth (Tyler), Melissa, Caroline Jane, John-all in Texas-and Garrett in Florida; his sister Marilyn Dalton of Louisville, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his son Mark and brother, James.

Following graduation with a B.S. from Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio in 1955 he attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry from which he received his Medical Degree in 1959. After completing an internship and residency in general surgery and urology at Akron General and Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio he practiced urology in Lorain and Oberlin, Ohio until being called into military service. He served in the U. S. Army Medical Corps in Saigon, Vietnam as a surgeon in 1968-69, followed by time at William Beaumont General Army Hospital in El Paso, Texas, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Lt. Colonel.

It was at this time Dr. Taylor moved with his family to Litchfield Park, Arizona to be on the original staff of Walter O. Boswell Memorial Hospital in Sun City when it had its opening in November 1970, and he had a private practice of urology in Sun City until his retirement. He served as Chief of Surgery at Boswell, was a member of the Maricopa County Medical Society, The Arizona Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and was certified by the American Board of Urology. He was a member of The Church at Litchfield Park.

As an avid fisherman his favorite spots were the lakes in Arizona’s White Mountains for trout and on Florida’s Gulf Coast for ocean fishing. He was known locally for his year-round vegetable gardening and for sharing the harvest with friends.

Dr. Taylor was profoundly dedicated to excellence in the practice of medicine and for the well being of his patients; he touched countless lives and improved the quality of life for many. He will be remembered; he will be missed. It is his request to have no formal memorial service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley.

9 Comments on “Leslie George Taylor, Jr., M.D.

  1. We will all miss his humor and kindness. A brilliant man.

  2. Neil so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. If you need any help please let us know.

  3. Les was a great man. Not only a decorated veteran, but an accomplished surgeon and leader. Les was a Patriot and loved his country. I will miss him dearly and look forward to seeing Les in heaven.

  4. Jane, sorry to hear of Les’s passing. We shared many times together in the care of patients. He was truly dedicated to his patients and I could always call on him when I needed his care and expertise. He had a quiet sense of humor and was always pleasant to work with. My best wishes to you and your family.

  5. Jane, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your husband. Our hearts & prayers are with you & your entire family at this difficult time.

  6. Rest Leslie, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

  7. My wonderful neighbor…who had so many stories to tell…Les and His wife Jane helped me through my loss…and I was so fortunate during this time to have them across the road…they always watched to make sure my window shutter was opened , in the mornings, and that I was okay….he always welcomed my doggy Boogies with open arms…what a great man…and my heart goes out to his family and dear wife Jane……my prayers and thoughts are with you…..

  8. What a great man and I send my condolences from an old friend of Neil’s. I grew up in Litchfield Park going to school and playing baseball with Neil through High School from all the way back in 6th grade. I can always remember his parents at the games through our Senior season at Aqua Fria!! Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for what the world lost! Mrs. Taylor, if you need anything from this old friend I am here. You were always there for me in High School and I have such fond memories. Again, I am sorry for you loss!!

  9. You all have my deepest condolences! I loved Doc. He will be missed. Let me know what I can do to help.

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