Blair (Butch) E Taladay Jr, 79, was greeted at Heaven’s gate by his brother Tim Taladay and parents, Rebecca (Bailey) and Blair Taladay, Sr. on October 14, 2022, after a brief illness at Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, NY
He is survived by his daughters, Jeanie (Robert) Baldwin, and Janice (Jimmy) Orlando, his grandchildren Gabriella Orlando (great grandchild Tino Shuba), Meagan Malarkey, Joe Orlando, Austin Malarkey, mother of his children, Carole (Paul) Taladay, a very dear Sister in law Andi Taladay, SC, and many friends and family.
After attending Elmira Free Academy, Elmira NY, as a star athlete, Butch went on to Ithaca College, and was a veteran of the US Air Force. He enjoyed golfing (loved attending golf tournaments), driving for his morning breakfast and paper, going out to dinner and just being with his family.
He retired from IBM Owego after 25 years, and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC to enjoy life on a golf course. He moved back to Endicott 3 years ago to be closer to his family.
A sincere thank you to Wilson Hospital Dr. Tehraei & Dr. Hammoud as well as Special Nurses Bita (ER), Taryn and Vicki (NT 4) for their wonderful care and compassion. We would also like to thank Mindy Danisa for her exceptional care and friendship for our dad at the Vestal Park Rehabilitation Center.
A Funeral Mass with the US Air Force will be held October 25th @ 11 am with Father Clarence Rumble officiating. The family will receive friends before Mass from 10-11 at the Holy Family Church. 3600 Phyllis St, Endwell NY. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Cemetery at the family’s convenience.
Dad, you’ve been loved so much and we miss you already, you are Home with the Lord and we will see you in a blink! Thank you for being a great dad and enjoy that perfect life and “save a place” for us. Big hugs surrounding you every single day!
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Butch’s name can be made to Mercy House of the Southern Tier and/or The Broome County Veterans Services Agency.