Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor was born in Durango, CO. in 1928. Our world faded when he passed on December 9, 2013, from Parkinson's. Bob served in the Air Force as a mechanic, swimming, and diving instructor in Panama on the U.S. side. He attended the University of Oregon to become a Veterinarian, however he moved to San Diego to help out his family financially. He got a "temporary job" at General Dynamics and retired there 39 years later as an Aerospace Engineer. Bob was involved in plane, jet, defense projects, and space programs during that time. Bob was know as an intelligent, tactful, witty, magnificent story teller, and made people feel good about themselves. In any social situation he always made sure each individual had their time to shine. His favorite recreation was deep sea fishing and won by catching the biggest fish (blue fin tuna) many times. He was one of the first people in San Diego to use Scuba Gear. For occasional beach parties he would scuba down and rob lobster traps. He is survived by Carol, his wife of 38 years; sisters Joyce Hammond of San Marcos, CA; Sandra DiChiro (and Tony) of Chatworth, CA; brother Steve (and Jean) of Carmichael, CA; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Louise and Witt Taylor, and by his son Scotty, from a previous marriage, who died of brain cancer at age 10. The memorial service will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, January10, 2014, at the First Christian Church at 2000 N. Lincoln, Loveland. Memorial Contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation at www.Wish.org or a charity of your choice.


Published in ReporterHerald.com on Jan. 5, 2014