Sunday, July 26, 2009

Robert Daniel 'Bob' Taylor 2000

Robert Daniel 'Bob' Taylor
Died January 16, 2000

BLAIR TOWNSHIP - Robert Daniel "Bob" Taylor, 81, of Blair Township, died Sunday at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City. Born March 19, 1918, in Traverse City, he was the son of Allison and Idella (Armitage) Taylor and had been a resident of the Traverse City area all of his life.

A retired supervisor, Bob had been employed by the Iron Works and also by Cone Gear prior to working at the Iron Works. For a short time after high school he had worked for Wolverine Express and had also been employed by Linder Tire Co.

Bob had been a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific, and was stationed at Grosse Isle during the Korean War serving with the U.S. Navy as a mechanic.He was a member of St. Johannes Lutheran Church in Kingsley.

On Jan. 24, 1943, he married Martha E. Benser at Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; two nephews, John Taylor and Allison Taylor; and a niece, Mary Ann Taylor of Grand Rapids. He is also survived by two nieces and a nephew in California. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Walter Taylor, and a sister, Marion Kehoe.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City and from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Johannes Lutheran Church in Kingsley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church; Pastor Kelly Todd will officiate. Because of Mrs. Taylor's asthma, she requests no flowers but does ask that memorial contributions be directed to St. Johannes Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.

Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle Newspaper