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Robert M. "Bob" Taylor

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Taylor Robert M. "Bob" Taylor, of McConnellsburg, died Monday, March 4, 2013 in his 87th year. Born in Atlantic City, N.J., he was a son of the late Marvin S. and Grace M. Taylor. A World War II veteran, Bob served honorably as a radar technician in the U.S. Navy. Upon his discharge, he began his career at Pennsylvania Bell Telephone. During his career with Bell Telephone, he worked as a switchman, equipment foreman, wire chief, and research scientist. Bob retired from Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1979 after 32 years of service. He then worked as a consultant for AT&T, IT&T, and Western Electric. His work took him to places all over the world including, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Russia, Guatemala, and Argentina. Bob enjoyed challenging himself. He built a racing class sail boat, restored a house built in 1896 in Blairs Mills, and wrote a full length novel just to see if he could. Bob was a Christian. He was a member of the Conococheague Audubon Society, and the Blairs Mills Lion's Club where he helped design a reading program for the blind. Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dawn W. Taylor; three children, Caryl Laurie Taylor, of McConnellsburg, Douglas Wayne and wife Cherry Taylor, of Gilbert, Ariz., and Dale D. F. and wife, Susan Taylor, of El Paso, Texas; two grandchildren, Dawn Renae Beeson and husband, Russell, and Scott Robert Taylor; and two great-grandchildren, Cale and Teylah Beeson; all of Gilbert, Ariz. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William R. Taylor. Services under the direction of Agett-Geisel Funeral Home will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
Published in Public Opinion on Mar. 13, 2013
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