Ray Taylor, founder of Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group, died suddenly Feb. 16, 2016 after suffering two massive strokes. His work with polio survivors was so important to him and the way he reached out to be of help to one and all was his way of contributing to a better world.
Ray was born May 4, 1924, contracted polio at the age of 9 months and spent most of his life trying to help those who had suffered the same fate. He was a most optimistic man who always saw the good in people an dmet each day with a smile. Many of you knew him and his wife Betty, and how hard they worked at the Rotary Conventions, Zone and District Conferences trying to educate people about Polio and how much help was needed in the push to eradicate the disease.
It was most important for Ray to reach out to others who had suffered the same fate as he and try to find a way to be of help to them. Thus the Rotary group he founded as well as the local Post-Polio support group. He did make a difference in the lives of many. We will always remember his smiling face, it always made people at ease in his presence. Ray was an exceptional person.