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Services for Paul J. Taylert, an advertising artist and illustrator in the Buffalo area, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst.

Taylert, 64, died Tuesday (June 26, 1990) in his North Tonawanda home.

A Rochester native, he graduated from Madison High School in Rochester in 1944 and served in the Army during World War II. He was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for combat service in the Kolmar Pocket Battle in Germany. He also served with the occupation forces as a member of an Army band.

He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1951 and joined Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn Inc. in Buffalo as an art director. Some of his accounts included Bausch & Lomb, National Gypsum and Marine Midland Bank. He also painted a portrait of the late Alex Osborn, a co-founder of the firm.

In 1964, Taylert joined Comstock & Co., another Buffalo advertising agency, as an art director. The past 15 years Taylert was a free-lance artist and illustrator, working with many local advertising agencies and advertisers.

Taylert also played in a dance band for many years, had a lifelong fascination with American Indian culture and was an honorary member of an area tribe.

He was a member of Unity Church of Practical Christianity.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia, and three sisters, Mary Fay, Joan McCue and Ilma Baker.

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