HOWARD R. TAGGART,
Howard Roy Taggart,
Sr, 90, died on March 31, 2015 at the VA Medical Center at Togus. Born in Camden, New Jersey on September 24, 1924, he was the son of Lorenzo and Lydia (Higgs) Taggart. During WWII, he served with the U.S. Navy on
P.T. boats and survived a Kamikaze attack while aboard a P.T. tender. In 1946, he was honorably discharged from the Navy and in 1948, joined the fire department in Camden, New Jersey, retiring as a district chief in 1969. He married Janet Estelle Werking on August 30, 1949. In 1969, they moved to Camden, Maine and in the mid 1990s, they moved to South
Portland. Mr. Taggart was a 32 degree member of Amity Masonic Lodge; the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a former member and past president of the Camden Lions Club in Camden, Maine. His hobbies included genealogy, carpentry, and
history. Surviving are his two children, Lynne M. Taggart of Brunswick; Howard R. Taggart, Jr. and his wife, Carla Severson Taggart of Camden; three grandchildren, Allyson L. Taggart of Appleton; Holly E. Anderson and her husband, Josh of Lisbon; Howard R. Taggart of Camden; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet, and five sisters and two brothers. Services and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial gifts may be made to the Camden Lions Club, P.O. Box 235, Camden, Maine 04843. Condolences may be shared with the family at
www.longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.