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78 C I N E M O N T A G E I N M E M O R I A M RICHARD JEFF TAYLOR DECEMBER 16, 1947 – AUGUST 1, 2021 RICHARD ALDERETE ASSISTANT EDITOR (AUGUST 28, 1953 – OCTOBER 5, 2021) 36 YEARS A MEMBER BRUCE BAGGOT ON CALL EDITOR (JUNE 4, 1947 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2021) 49 YEARS A MEMBER BRUCE BELL SOUND EDITOR (APRIL 24, 1934 – AUGUST 12, 2021) 61 YEARS A MEMBER DONALD BROWN PROJECTIONIST (OCTOBER 18, 1929 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2021) 69 YEARS A MEMBER CHARLES BRUCE RE-RECORDING MIXER (NOVEMBER 28, 1962 – AUGUST 6, 2021) 30 YEARS A MEMBER JOSEPH CALAFATO UNKNOWN CLASSIFICATION (MAY 9, 1941 – JULY 27, 2021) 55 YEARS A MEMBER LAWRENCE CAROW SOUND EDITOR (SEPTEMBER 13, 1940 – OCTOBER 16, 2021) 53 YEARS A MEMBER BRETT DE CARROLL ASSISTANT EDITOR (FEBRUARY 1, 1969 – NOVEMBER 16, 2021) 28 YEARS A MEMBER RYAN DAVIS RE-RECORDING MIXER (NOVEMBER 6, 1974 – OCTOBER 23, 2021) 20 YEARS A MEMBER T H E G U I L D ' S M E M O R I A L R O L L C A L L R ichard Jeff Taylor, Emmy award winning Supervising Sound Editor, passed away quietly at his home in Palm Springs, California, on Sunday, August 1, 2021, from a long battle with can- cer, surrounded by family and friends. He was 73. Richard was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 16, 1947. He is pre- ceded in death by his parents, Morris and Ella Taylor, sisters, Margaret Taylor and Amanda Adams, nephew Troy Taylor and all of his grandparents (Jeff and Fannie An- derson of Texarkana, Texas), two uncles and five aunts. Richard leaves behind his wife, Angie Whitney-Taylor; stepchildren, Kevin and Shonon Whitney; niece, Andrea Adams; aunt, Daisy Mae Anderson; and a host of loving relatives and friends. Richard graduated from Washington High School, Class of 1966. Following graduation, Richard entered military ser- vice with the U.S. Air Force and served in Thailand as a weapons specialist during the Vietnam War. After Richard's honorable discharge, he enrolled at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in the film editing depart- ment. Upon completing his training, he received mentorship training from Danny Cahn, the well-known head film editor on the classic TV comedy "I Love Lucy." From film editor to supervising sound editor (1972 - 2012), Richard received numerous Primetime Emmy nominations and won Emmys for "Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series" for the "Blipverts" epi- sode of "Max Headroom," and "Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special" for Part II of "Storm of the Cen- tury," the Stephen King miniseries. Some of Richard's 40-year filmography includes: "Choke," "Clueless," "Dark Angel," "Pow- der," "Hard Candy," "Twin Peaks," "Silent Witness," "9 to 5," "Something the Lord Made," "Sybil," "Warm Springs," "Sniper 2," "Sniper 3," "Gilmore Girls," "Fallen Angel," and "Taken." R ichard's successf ul sound editing career kept him very busy, but he was com- mitted to living an active life. His love for music started as a teen. He loved playing the congas, so he formed smooth latin jazz en- semble, "TJade" and performed throughout LA and the surrounding areas. He produced music at his home studio. In 1996, he was awarded the Presidential Sports Award in weight training. He ran in the Los Angeles City Marathon in 2004. Richard loved the water, and through his early affiliation with explorer-diver-film- maker Jacques Cousteau, he discovered the beauty of the sea and would often snorkel and spend time boating. Richard loved to cook. He liked exotic food and would try different recipes he discovered on cook- ing shows. Richard touched the hearts and minds of many people. He was loved and respected because of his kindness, generosity, sense of humor, professionalism, talent, and as a loving human being. He was a mentor and lifelong best friend to many. He will live on in our hearts forever. A celebration of life will be held somtime in the future. — Angie Taylor

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