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Ronald Duwane Taylor

January 9, 1935 - September 24, 2019

Taylor, Ronald Duwane, 84, of Benwood, died Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at home.

He was born January 9, 1935 in Moundsville, the son of the late Arlie and Bertha Brooks Taylor.

Ronald was a retired Lab Tech for Ormet and a U. S. Navy Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings, Betty, Mary Belle, Ruth Ann, Edwin, Jess, Robert, Donald and Ralph.

Ronald loved watching the Steelers, Pirates and Mountaineers and more importantly loved watching his grandchildren play sports.

Surviving are the mother of his children, Patsy Taylor; his children, Rhonda Purpura, Kim Yurisko (Bill), Duwane Taylor (Lisa), Danny Taylor and Donna Lee; nine grandchildren, Frank Purpura (Stacey), Chad Purpura (Charlotte), Lindsay Yurisko, Alexa Storrick (Sam), Garrett Yurisko, Brandon Taylor (Donna), Zeke Taylor, Derek Taylor and Avery Lee; six great- grandchildren, Audrey, Alex, Ethan, Tripp and twins due in January, Grace and Carson; several nieces and nephews including his special nephew Bob Lucas (Darla).

There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

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