Phillip J. Taylor, 77

May 3, 1937 -- March 15, 2015

Phillip J TaylorPhillip J. Taylor, DDS, of Grafton, passed away peacefully at the age of 77 years at his home Sunday, March 15, 2015, with his family at his bedside. He was born in Casper, Wyo., on May 3, 1937, son of the late George and Elizabeth “Bette” Taylor. Phillip is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ida, daughters Kelly Taylor (Robert Poindexter) of Las Vegas and Heather Taylor-Vogg of Glendale and grandson, Parker Vogg. Further survived by nephews, nieces, other relatives and many dear friends. He is predeceased by his brother, John.

Memorial gathering will be on Friday, March 20, 2015, from noon until time of Words of Reflection at 1 p.m.

at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Phil’s name go to Froedtert Hospital Transplant Program, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53225.

Phil was a graduate of Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyo. He attended University of Arizona-Tucson and then graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry in 1967. Dr. Taylor practiced in Brown Deer for 35 years.

He retired in 2003, after receiving a bilateral lung transplant which gave him 12 more years with his family and friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Kenneth Presberg, Dr. George Haasler, Froedtert Hospital Transplant team, along with coordinators Jennifer, Sarah and Jill. Phil had a wonderful love of golf, travels and books.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services, 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, is serving the family, www.schmidtandbartelt.com.