LIVERMORE --The family of philanthropist Barry Taylor, who created a foundation for children living with AIDS, diabetes and other chronic or life-threatening diseases, will hold a public celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Saturday at Camp Arroyo in Livermore.
Taylor died of a heart attack on Nov. 16. He was 74 years old.
In 1990, Taylor and his wife Elaine created The Taylor Family Foundation to raise money for children living with serious illnesses. The central piece of the foundation is Camp Arroyo in Livermore, which offers children a chance to feel normal and enjoy a camp or outdoor weekend experience. More than 3,000 children participate in the free camp each year.
Taylor made his fortune with Taylor Made Copy Systems, a copying company he started in 1972. He later sat on the board of the March of Dimes and gave to other local causes.
For details about the Jan. 11 memorial, visit www.ttff.org or call 925-455-5118. Those attending are asked to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-455-5118. Visitors will park at Wente Vineyards and take a shuttle to the camp, at 5555 Arroyo Road.