Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Mary Taylor
Mary Gallagher Taylor, 93, of Erma, NJ formerly of Wildwood Crest, NJ passed away on February 12,
2019. Mary was born on April 22, 1925 in Coaldale, PA. to the late Patrick and Anna (nee Sheerin)
Gallagher. She graduated from Coaldale High School then moved to Philadelphia where she worked for
AAA. On a weekend trip to the shore, Mary met Eugene “Scoop” Taylor, a dashing veteran turned
policeman, and “sand got in her shoes” for life. Mary and Scoop settled into 219 East Hollywood Ave. to
raise their family and Mary would live there for the next 50 years. She served as the office manager of
their motel, The All Star. When that was sold, she served as the office manager/bookkeeper at the
Diamond Beach Resort, The Playpen, and Club Cheers. She was a founding member and the first
President of the Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was an active bridge
player and looked forward to playing with her weekly bridge group. She was a devout Roman Catholic
and prayed the Rosary daily.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, Eugene “Scoop” Taylor, brothers John (Anne) Gallagher, Patrick
(Nancy) Gallagher, Agnes (Zigmund) Karpa, and brother-in-law John Maruschuk. She is survived by sister
Bernadine Maruschuk, and brothers Emmitt (Sara) Gallagher and Jim (Susan) Gallagher. She is also
survived by a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Mona Taylor of Wildwood Crest.
Mary was immensely proud of her family, which includes her 4 children, Susan Taylor (Rob Walsh), Nancy
Ridgway (James) with whom she lived, Eugene Taylor (Lisa), Patricia Crowe (Vincent), 9 grandchildren
Justin Ridgway (Molly), James Ridgway (Kymberly), Eugene Taylor III (Danielle), Patrick Walsh, Alice
Crowe, Kathleen Walsh, Laura Taylor, Mary Crowe, Anna Crowe and 5 great grandchildren, Taylor Mary
Ridgway, Jameson Ridgway, Kendal Ridgway, Collins Ridgway, Kara Ridgway and many nieces and
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Crest Haven for their kindness and support.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Neumann Parish, St. John of God, 680 Town Bank Road, where friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10:45 am in the church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wildwood Crest Fire Company Pacific Ave. Wildwood Crest, N.J. 08260. Condolences may be made to ingersollgreenwoodfh.com