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1921 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
SYCAMORE – Robert L. Taylor, 92, of Sycamore, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at Kishwaukee Hospital.
He was born Feb. 12, 1921 in Clark County, Ind., the son of Harlan and Laura (Huffstetter) Taylor. Robert was a graduate of the Sycamore High School, class of 1939. He married Mary Ann Letheby on June 30, 1962 in Chicago.
Robert worked and retired from General Electric in DeKalb. His love for the outdoors made him an avid gardener, growing many colorful flowers and taking extra care of his beautiful roses.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; four children, Cheryl (Dwight) Nicholson of Sycamore, Sandra Robinson of Sycamore, Laura (Jim) Newkirk of Robbins, Calif. and Ronald Jacobson of DeKalb; eight grandchildren, Regina (Jay) Streicher, Scott (Debra Cash) Nicholson, Dana (Jason) Boehm, Emily (Jason) Borreca, David (Kate Wickness) Robinson, Charles, Robert and Timothy Newkirk; seven great-grandchildren, Katie Streicher, Kyle Nicholson, Olivia Streicher, Evan Borreca, Julia and Michael Boehm, and Maddie Borreca; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Gabriel.
Private family graveside services will be conducted at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made for Robert L. Taylor in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For condolences or to sign the online guest book, go to or visit
Published in Daily Chronicle on Nov. 25, 2013
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