Taylor C. Fraser, “Trapper” or “Tripp” to family and friends, passed away peacefully in Elkton, MD on March 18, 2023. Trapper was born June 13th, 1952 in Hampton, VA where he spent a happy childhood surrounded by family. After graduating high school, he completed 20 years in the Army, serving in several capacities. From 1970-1984, he worked as a pharmacy technician both in Germany and the United States, and had two children, Justin and Jessica, with his former wife, Valerie. He was a senior pharmacy technician at Fort Belvoir Virginia, where he received the Army Commendation medal for his “superb technical proficiency”, and was largely responsible for advancing the operational efficiency of their pharmacy service. He further served in Southern DE as an Army Recruiter from 1984-1990. In 1987 he met current wife, Anne, and young son, “Matthew.” He also prepared and oversaw training for a 126 person Army Reserve Unit in Norco, CA, retiring from the military the first time in 1991. After military retirement, Trapper became a dedicated student, earning an Associate Degree in Business Administration. Following his interest in the health field, he also completed the nursing program as an LPN at Delaware Technical and Community College in 1994. He worked several years in the medical field as an EMT and later as both a hospital and visiting nurse. Joining the Retiree Recall program as a healthcare recruiter in 2009, rounded out his military career in Long Island, NY.
His love for learning continued, as he pursued and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at Northeastern University in 2012. In recent retirement years, he visited local parks and beaches with his wife, taking long walks, still holding hands. This year marks their 30th wedding anniversary.
Trapper was an active SGI-USA Buddhist, volunteering and providing rides to activities throughout Delmarva. He especially enjoyed supporting monthly chapter gatherings and Dover Air Force Base meetings. He will always be remembered for telling jokes and using puns, aimed to make others laugh or smile. He is deeply loved and missed.
He is survived by his wife Anne Child, his son Daniel Matthew Madrid, daughter-in-law Gina Madrid, grandchildren Jackson & Emily Madrid; daughter Jessica Jenkins and son-in-law Ben Jenkins; son Justin Fraser and daughter-in-law Jenny Fraser and family; sister-in-law Liza Child and brother-in-law Jacques Rondeau; and brother-in-law Gary Poling.
Services will be organized by the family at a later date. Donations in Taylor Fraser’s memory can be made to either the Maryland Food Bank or Casa San Francisco, Milton, DE.