Robert N Taylor, 91


Robert N. Taylor, 91 of Granville passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009.

He was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Charleston, S.C., son of late Robert and Beatrice (Spaulding) Taylor. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Juanita Pickering and Shirley Perron, a brother, James Taylor, and a son, Keith Taylor.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and son Don and his wife, Rose, all of Granville, and three grandchildren, Dennis, Shoshana and Brian Taylor.

Robert’s family moved to Providence, R.I., where he attended school. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after high school and met his future wife, Elizabeth, on leave while visiting home.

His military career took him to Panama. Biloxi, Miss., Germany for two tours, the Pentagon, and various other places in the United States

He graduated from University of San Francisco and attended the University of Maryland.

He was a World War II veteran and a fine officer, serving for 26 years and acquiring the rank of major. During his enlistment in Germany he wrote a book called “I Was A Gl Sponsor” and traveled many places with his family.

Later in life he took up cycling, riding many places with his wife, including Europe, Canada, Florida, and New England, where he settled later in his life. He bought property in Granville in 1976. Here he lived summers, while winters he lived in Florida.

Eventually he and his wife settled in Granville for good. Here Robert wrote many short humorous stories about events that happened in his life.

He enjoyed his seafood, specially clams and clam cakes. He never could get enough. His love for cycling and travel kept him active into his 80s. He never wanted anything fancy but his love for clocks, travel, and good friends was enough. He was a generous and honest man.

He and his wife attended All Saints Chapel where they met many wonderful friends. Robert never wanted a fancy funeral but donated his body to science.

A small service will be held for immediate family at All Saints Chapel. Donations can be made to the Pember Library due for his love of reading or to all Saints Chapel.

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