Fairfield-George H. Taylor, 94, passed away on July 11, 2017 at his home in Fairfield. \r\n\r\nGeorge was born January 14, 1923, in Waterville, son of Brunswick and Maude (Porterfield) Taylor. He graduated from Lawrence High School and earned a degree in diesel mechanics from UEI in Chicago. \r\n\r\nHe had a lifelong passion for cars and always owned several at a time, evident to anyone who drove by his house. He raced one time at Unity Raceway and won, driving his 1937 LaSalle. \r\nGeorge was well known and revered for his strong character and tireless work ethic. After dedicating 20 years to the family farm, he purchased his own truck to haul pulp in the winter and gravel in the summer. George also worked for the Town of Fairfield for 65 years in various positions including director of public works, plumbing inspector, and as a volunteer firefighter. He maintained great physical strength lifelong, even cutting, splitting, and piling several cords of wood each year through the age of 93 – last year, four cords alone!\r\n\r\nGeorge’s legacy as a beloved baseball coach is forever embedded in Central Maine’s youth sports history. A ball player himself, he played for Lawrence High and continued on in the old Somerset semi-pro league, playing left field for Kennebec Mills from the late 1940s into the early ‘50s. He began his coaching career in 1956 for the Waterville Elks-sponsored Babe Ruth team, and when Fairfield started its own Babe Ruth/PAL program the following year, George remained as a coach for 50 seasons. During that span, he also coached American Legion baseball for six years while his sons were playing in Fairfield. One season, he coached three teams at once across the Babe Ruth, Pony, and American Legion leagues. George took pride in his role as coach, teaching his players to put sportsmanship above all else while on the field and in the dugout. Between coaching games and practices, George could be found in his lawn chair behind home plate as a steadfast supporter of Lawrence High and all area Babe Ruth teams – youth baseball’s biggest fan. \r\n\r\nGeorge is survived by his sons, George “Allen” and wife Jeannean of Skowhegan; Robert and wife Teresa of Melbourne, FL; Michael and wife Dawn of Fairfield; step-children Clarence Whitman and wife Dottie, Bobby Whitman and wife Elizabeth; Bonnie Bucknam and husband Ron of Oakland; and George’s companion for many years, Joyce Nadeau. He had seven grandchildren, George D. and wife Kathy; Gina; Shannon; Kristie and husband Josh; Nichole; Amanda and husband Johnny; and Ashley. George is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nephew Fred Taylor and wife Eleanor; nieces Carolyn Bushey and husband Frank; Laura Bartram; and many special friends including Kellie Duphiney-Begin, Judy Duphiney, and Charlie York. \r\n\r\nGraveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield on August 7, at 1 p.m. \r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fairfield PAL Sports for the Baseball program, care of Frank Bouchard, Treasurer; 135 Main St, Fairfield, ME 04937. \r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank Beacon Hospice for their assistance.