Robert Michael Taylor

March 31, 1953April 17, 2013
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Robert Michael Taylor ( Bob), 60, of Norwood, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in West Roxbury after a brave battle with lung cancer. Robert was born on March 31, 1953 in Boston, the son of the late Stillman and Helen (Yorke) Taylor. He graduated from Rindge Technical School in Cambridge and has been a resident of Norwood for twenty years. Mr. Taylor served in the United States Air Force in the 1970s. He worked as an electrician for the Veterans’ Hospital for thirty-five years until his retirement in 2012. After his initial cancer diagnosis in 2011, Bob started a cancer support group for employees at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital. He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Sandra E. (Zapatka) Taylor; three children, Adam Taylor and his fiancée Meredith Byers of Norwood, Jeremy Taylor and his wife Ritika of Redding, CA, Virginia Telesha and her husband Tom of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three brothers, Wayne Taylor of Florida, Gary Taylor of Billerica, Kevin Taylor of Rockport, ME; his sister-in-law, Susan Zapatka of Norwood; brother-in-law, Henry Zapatka of CT; mother-in-law, Regina Zapatka of CT; six grandchildren, Kayla and Christian Taylor of Houston, TX, Colton, Nicholas, Cameron and Dylan Telesha of New Mexico. He was predeceased by his brother, Brian Taylor, in 2008. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte 1A), Norwood. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 am, prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 27, 2013

Robert Michael Taylor

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March 31, 2017

Happy birthday I love you

your wife

February 26, 2017

I miss you and need you

your wife

January 19, 2017

Love you

Donna Dellanno

December 28, 2016

Hi Bobby
Christmas has past and waiting for the New Year. Such a busy time of year. I love seeing the pictures of your Grandson he is adorable. Miss You give my love to all...xo

December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Honey We all miss you love Sandy,Sue,Adam,Meredith and Elliot

December 23, 2016

Miss you dad

your wife

November 3, 2016

I miss you always

your wife

July 14, 2016

Happy Anniversary Love you

your wife

July 8, 2016

Our new baby boy Elliot is here Grandpa Love you You are his guardian angel


July 2, 2016

I love you so much and miss you more everyday and need you more then ever before! Happy belated Father's Day in Heaven my angel..