TAYLOR, Gabriel Paul, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus early evening Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, after a nearly two-year battle with osteosarcoma (bone cancer). He passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends at his bedside.
He was 6-years-old.
Gabriel was in Mrs. Ruhe's first grade class at Olentangy Meadows Elementary School, where his favorite subjects included reading and math. His activities included karate, swimming, and playing with Nerf darts and video games.
He especially enjoyed making people smile. Above all, he loved his family and friends, and knew that nothing was impossible with God.
He attended Stonybrook United Methodist Church, where his strong faith was an incredible example to many. Gabriel's smile was a constant reminder of hope, and he wanted everyone to be happy.
Gabriel will always be loved and remembered by his mom and dad, Jeremy and Rhonda (Mizok) Taylor; little sister, Sarah; grandparents, Robert and Carolyn Mizok, and Carl and Debra Taylor; great-grandfather, Donald Coen Sr.; aunts, uncles and cousins, Roberta and Robert Fedoush (Jonathon and Benjamin), Robert and Jennifer Mizok (Aiden), Richard and Sonjia Mizok (Tara and Tyler), Jeffrey and Talia Taylor (Rielynn), Brandi and Charles Smith (Zachary and Kaitlyn), Joel and Jessica Taylor (Dakota and Xavier); numerous great uncles and aunts; and many friends.
Gabriel was preceded in death by his cousins, Harry and Haley Smith; great-grandparents, Phyllis Coen, Paul and Margaret Mizok, Joseph and Dorothy Buracchio, H. Carl Taylor and Ruth Kelley.
Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, (at Beecher Rd.) Gahanna, Ohio 43230. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a..m Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Stonybrook United Methodist Church, 485 Cherry Bottom Road., Gahanna. Pastor Ryan Gear will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to A Kid Again, 6863 Oak Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43229;, Nationwide Children's Hospital- Hematology/Oncology, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, Ohio, 43272; Make-a-Wish Foundation 2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio, 43235; or The Sam Bish Foundation, P.O. Box 323, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 43068, in loving memory of Gabriel Taylor.
Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share stories of how Gabriel has touched your life or to extend condolences to the family.