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TRISDALE, Myles Anthony (Taylor) died peacefully at his home on October 7, 2016 after a long illness. He was 44 years old. He was born Myles Taylor but being a strong man who never cared what anyone else thought, he took his wife's last name when he married. Myles was born at Luke AFB and grew up in Catalina, AZ, before moving to Southern California. He had a keen intellect but preferred working manual labor jobs since, as he put it, that way he got paid to work out. He was a voracious reader who studied on his own, with subjects ranging from history and science to religion and philosophy. Myles acted as the 'science officer' for his Academic Olympics team, which took second place in the national competition in 1993. Before he became disabled, Myles was an exceptional martial artist who studied Taekwondo and Shuri-Ryu, among other systems. He loved martial arts, history, sharks, fine cognac, astronomy, travel, new experiences, nature, hiking, the desert, independent women, Norse runes, and honesty. He despised crowds, hypocrisy, bigots, internet trolls, misogynists, climate change deniers, and Donald Trump. He dealt with an addiction to meth while in his twenties but had been sober for over 16 years at the time of his death. Myles is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra; his parents, Dee and Roger Taylor and his aunt, Karen Ford. He was also particularly close to his mother-in-law, Diane Trisdale and his sister-in-law, Nina Whiddon and considered them to be his own family. Thanks are due to the family and friends who stood by him during his long disablement and final illness. The family would also like to express our deep and unending gratitude to Daniel Lee, M.D. and his staff, who cared for Myles for over a decade, and to the MOS Pharmacy staff at UCSD for their assistance and kindness over the past several years. By request, no public service is planned. On a future date, his ashes will be spread in the waters around the Farallon Islands, among the great white sharks he so loved. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to assist in their efforts to study and save sharks.
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