WOOSTER ? David Williams Taggart, 74, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 in his home following a brief illness. Affectionately known by his family and friends as ?Doot,? David was a graduate of Wooster High School and Oberlin College. He received his Masters in Archeology from the University of Michigan and pursued a PhD at the University of Michigan. He later taught archaeology at SUNY Buffalo before working as an archaeological consultant to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
A longtime resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Doot returned to Wooster in the late 90s. Since childhood, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 61, with which he maintained a lifetime connection. An avid hiker, naturalist and photographer, and member of Pee Wee Hollow, Inc. (a private protected nature preserve in Wayne County for the benefit of boy scouts), he most recently has been affiliated with the Friends of Wooster Memorial Park, where he identified and categorized flora.
He is survived by his brother, James Williams Taggart of Wooster, nephew James C. Taggart of Silver Spring, Maryland, nieces Elizabeth Taggart of Chicago, Illinois, Nancy S. Taggart of Washington, D.C. and seven cousins including Jean Bangham formerly of Wooster. His parents, Ruth Williams Taggart and David Alexander Taggart, died previously.
A memorial service is planned for late summer. Contributions in his memory may be made to Wooster Memorial Park, PO Box 1776, Wooster, OH 44691 or to Pee Wee Hollow, Inc., PO Box 599, Wooster, OH 44691.
Wooster Memorial Park, PO Box 1776, Wooster, OH 44691 or Pee Wee Hollow, Inc., PO Box 599, Wooster, OH 44691
Memorial Service will be held late summer
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