DEER ISLE – Fredrick F. “Fred” Taylor, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at a Bangor healthcare facility. He was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Key West, Fla., the son of Edgar and Grace (Wright) Taylor. Fred had worked for several years as a police officer, a cemetery worker, and a security guard, but spent the greatest amount of time working as a fisherman and boat builder. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Air Corps. Fred was awarded the Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal. He was a life member of the International Association of Women Police, the D.A.V. Chapter ME 2, the American Legion in Stonington, the Deer Isle Grange No. 296, Hancock Pomona No. 13 and the Patrons of Husbandry, and was a past member of the Joshua Davis Lodge, I.O.O.F. in Stonington. Fred enjoyed his gardening, playing the harmonica, pet rocks, going to police conferences and his pets, Squeakie, Pumpkin and Bear. He was baptized in the R.L.D.S. Church and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Deer Isle. Fred moved to Maine with his wife, Jeanette in 1988, after retiring from Mt. Tabor, N.J. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jeanette E. (Martin) Taylor of Deer Isle; nine children, Fredrick Jr., Marian (Taylor) Spector, Stephan, David, Patrick, Nancy, Glenn, Edward and Jean Embler; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by his grandparents, Levi Jackson Wright and Mary Wright. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at the First Congregational Church of Deer Isle, Church Street, Deer Isle, with the Rev. Alice Hildebrand, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Stonington.