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Robert P. Taylor, formerly of Madison Heights, VA, died in Sterling, VA on July 18, 2022, at age 84 after a long illness. He was born in Bedford County, VA and grew up in Big Island and Coleman Falls, VA. He went to college at the University of Richmond which was interrupted by being drafted into the Army for two years. After basic training, he was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, or “Wonderful Walter Reed” as he liked to call it. He returned to college after that and earned his degree in Chemistry. Later, he moved the family to Vernon, CT where he lived and worked as a chemist for 30 years. After retirement, he did a considerable amount of international travel in his consulting work, mostly in Europe and Asia.
His first marriage was to Gail Windham Taylor who preceded him in death after being married for 30 years. Also preceding him in death was his sister, Nancy Etzweiler. He married once again later in life to Helen Anderson Taylor who currently resides in Clifton Park, NY. He is survived by his daughter, Robin Conran, her husband and two children; his son Robert W. Taylor, his wife and son: his sister Gloria Johnson: brother Stephen Taylor, and many nieces and nephews and other extended family.
Throughout his life, Bob was an avid hiker, tennis player, bridge player, and church choir member, most recently at Amelon United Methodist Church. He found great joy in his friends from the McDonald’s seniors group in Madison Heights, solving crossword puzzles daily, music, and all things trivia.
A memorial service will be at Amelon United Methodist Church in Madison Heights on July 27, 2022, at 12 PM with reception to follow. A private interment will occur at Meade Cemetery in Madison Heights.
Tharp Funeral Home, Madison Heights is assisting the family.
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