Donald William Taylor, 78, of Danbury, died May 22, 2010, at Danbury Hospital following a short illness. He was the husband of Joan M. (Rasmussen) Taylor for 56 years.

Mr. Taylor was born July 29, 1931, in Danbury, son of the late Edward B. and Jessie V. (French) Taylor.

A lifelong resident, he attended Danbury High School and for many years was employed as a custodian at the King Street Primary School, retiring in 1996.

Mr. Taylor was a member of the Concordia Society and enjoyed woodworking and NASCAR racing in his spare time.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Taylor is survived by his children, Wendy E. Yoder, of New Milford, Cindy Ann Flanagan, of Danbury, Edward A. Taylor, of Danbury, and Donald W. Taylor Jr., of New Milford; a brother, Richard H. Taylor, of Danbury; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours.

Cremation Services of Western Connecticut in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.