September 25 1926 January 08 2020
Dr. Earl’s Obituary Dr. Earl C. Kaylor, Jr., noted scholar, author, and avid sportsman, passed away peacefully, at home at age 93 with family by his side on January 8, 2020. Born in Greensburg, PA, on September 25, 1926, Earl completed his course work early at Greensburg High School in 1943 and soon earned his BA in History from Juniata College in 1946. He moved from there to Bethany Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, becoming an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren (COB) in 1949. Earl also earned an MA in History from the University of Notre Dame in 1951. He completed his educational odyssey by receiving a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in 1963. Earl began his ministry at the Westmont COB in Johnstown, PA, in 1953, departing five years later to accept a teaching position at his alma mater. During 33 years as a professor of Religion and History at Juniata College, Dr. Kaylor was highly respected and admired for his knowledge and ability to connect with both students and faculty. He was, at various times, a professor, athletic director, baseball coach, summer school director, faculty marshal, and author. He wrote four full-length books chronicling the histories of Juniata College and the COB. Early in his tenure at Juniata, Dr. Kaylor was also asked to be the interim pastor at the Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon, PA, for one year. His affiliation with the Stone Church began during his undergraduate years at Juniata and resumed upon his return to Huntingdon in 1958, lasting the remainder of his life. Away from work, Earl was at his best outdoors. His love of fishing – and his consummate skill at it – was remarkable. He also hunted, piloted his pontoon boat on Raystown Lake, and enjoyed hiking the trails of central PA with his wife and friends. Always active, Earl played baseball, basketball, handball, ran two marathons, and walked long distances regularly until he was 90. His yard and gardens at his home on Cold Springs Road were marveled at by many passers-by. In the Huntingdon community, he gave back by serving as a Little League baseball treasurer, Rotary Club president, and Huntingdon Area School Board member. Earl loved to travel with family. He visited both western and eastern Europe as well as Russia, China, Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and the Middle East. He especially loved the national parks and historical sites of the USA. Dr. Kaylor was united in marriage to the former Harriet Anne Beahm on June 30, 1951. He is survived by his wife of 68 years – a second Dr. Kaylor – his three children: Susan Herrold (Roy) of Winfield, PA; David Kaylor (Sally) of Huntingdon; and Jonathan Kaylor (Jami) of Naples, FL; a sister, Nancy Bowers (Barry) of Cape Coral, FL; five nephews, one niece, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Earl was predeceased by his parents Earl Sr. and Sylvia (Appleby) Kaylor and sister Frances Dutil. He will be greatly missed by all. A celebration of Earl’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to Juniata College or the Stone Church of the Brethren. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Dr Earl C Kaylor Jr September 25 1926 January 08 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Huntingdon, state: Pennsylvania