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Robert Taylor

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TAYLOR Robert ( Bobby), former Somerville High Star Athlete, passed away suddenly in Las Vegas, NV on Dec 6, 2010 of complications from hip surgery. He was the husband of Sandra (Tisei) and the father of Deanne Taylor PhD of New Jersey and Bryan Taylor of East Dennis, MA and the son of the late Alfred and Rachel Taylor. He had 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Bob was a star athlete at Somerville High, playing football, basketball and baseball. He helped Somerville's American Legion Post 19 win the New England Regional Championship in 1962, and led them to a berth in the American Legion World Series in North Dakota. In 1963 he signed a professional baseball contract with the Kansas City Athletics. He was a Master Pipefitter and member of Boston Local 537 Pipefitters Union. Bob resided in Saugus, MA for 35 years prior to retiring in Las Vegas in 2007. There will be a Celebration of his life on Saturday, April 23 from 1 to 5 pm at the VFW Hall, 1012 Mystic Ave. Medford, MA. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Please feel free to share any memories of Bob at Legacy.com

Published in Boston Herald on Apr. 14, 2011
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