Peter E. Taylor, 54, of Pittsfield, died Dec. 18, 2008, as a result of a logging truck accident in Corinna. He was born June 25, 1954, in Skowhegan, son of Elwin and Beverly (Wyman) Taylor.

He was educated in Belfast and Harmony schools. Peter was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping and spending time with Megan and the boys. He was an excellent cook.

Peter was a self-employed truck driver for many years. He and his wife also owned and operated a construction and logging company.

In addition to his wife, Paula of Pittsfield, he is survived by four sons, Christopher and wife Rhonda Taylor of Freeport, Michael and wife Sarah Taylor of Tampa, Fla., Andrew Taylor of Palmyra and Matthew Bowman of Pittsfield; daughter, Megan Bowman of Levant; three brothers, Derek and wife, Kathy Taylor, Scott and wife, Donna Taylor and Chad and wife, Brenda Taylor, all of Norridgewock; two sisters, Debra and husband, Timothy Lawrence of Harmony and Doris and husband, Glen Cohen of Norridgewock; two grandchildren, Ashley and Miriah Taylor of Freeport; and a number of aunts and uncles, including a special uncle and aunt, Herman and Shirley Taylor of Skowhegan.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport.

Memorial donations may be made to Toys for Tots, c/o Sgt. Craig Harriman, Building 339, Republic Avenue, Topsham, ME 04086. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at CrosbyNeal.com.