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Chris TaylorAccomplishment: Taylor, a member of Irwin Moose Lodge 236, will receive the Pilgrim Degree of Merit at a special ceremony in Illinois in August. Of all Moose lodge member in the world, fewer than one half of one percent receive the honor. Those who do so are considered to be in the Moose hall of fame.Residence: SwissvaleFamily: Girlfriend and two boys.Education: BS, business, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.Occupation: Self-employed in the telecommunications industry.Quote: “It’s a great honor. Not so long ago, we were an older organization. You sometimes got this honor late in life. That you can win it at 44 just goes to show how much we’ve changed. We’re a lot more family oriented now.”

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Chris Taylor

Noteworthy: Taylor, a member of Irwin Moose Lodge 236, will receive the Pilgrim Degree of Merit at a ceremony in Illinois in August. Of all Moose lodge members in the world, fewer than one-half of 1 percent receive the honor. Those who do are considered in the Moose “hall of fame.”

Age: 44.

Residence: Swissvale.

Family: Girlfriend and two boys.

Occupation: Self-employed in the telecommunications industry.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in business, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Quote: “It's a great honor. Not so long ago, we were an older organization. You sometimes got this honor late in life. That you can win it at 44 just goes to show how much we've changed. We're a lot more family-oriented now.”

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