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Robert J. Taylor

October 5, 1941 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 76)

Robert (Bob) Taylor, writer, wit, brother, uncle, teacher and friend, died in the early
hours of February 3rd, 2018 at Danbury Hospital. He was 73 years old.

Bob was born in Brooklyn on September 11 th , 1944 to the late Joseph Taylor and Jane
Taylor (née Doyle), and to many doting aunts and uncles.

After moving to Danbury, CT in the 50s, Bob attended St. Joseph’s in Danbury and Fairfield Preparatory School. He
earned his Bachelors degree at Boston College and held two Master’s degrees, one from
Queens University in New York and the other from Western Connecticut State University. During his years at Shadowbrook, the Jesuit Seminary in Massachusetts, Bob
also did graduate work at Harvard University. Later, Bob found a more fitting career
teaching his favorite subject, English literature. He settled in Danbury and taught at
Chalk Hill Middle School in Monroe, where he led the Gifted and Talented Program and
had many friends.

Bob was known for his brilliance, scholarship, and cutting wit. He regularly quoted
obscure poetry, and read Latin, Greek, and Olde English. He was an avid reader and
writer, publishing a book of his poetry, Falling Leaves, and a young adult novel, BooBear
the Bountiful. Most importantly, Bob was always the life of the party, ever ready with a
comic routine, and possessed the unique ability to make people delight in his insults.

Bob is survived by his three younger siblings: brother Joe Taylor and wife Joni of
Sherman, CT, sister Nancy Pond and husband Gregg of Danbury, and brother Tom
Taylor of Danbury. He also leaves behind two nieces and two nephews, Colleen and
Daniel Taylor, Brett Pond, and Elizabeth Randall, all of whom he loved and teased in
equal measure.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to in Bob’s name to Danbury Public Library, where he
spent many hours reading and writing. Donations can be made to the Friends of the Danbury Library online at http://www.danburyfriends.org/ or by mail to "Friends of the Danbury Library, PO Box 3913 Danbury, CT 06813-3913".

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Monday, February 12th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home (117 South Street, Danbury CT 06810), with a Celebration of Life Service to begin at 11 am. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Danbury, CT.

To light a candle or leave a condolence in his memory, please visit Danburymemorial.com

Donations may be made to:

Friends of The Danbury Library
PO Box 3913, Danbury AB 06813-3913
Tel: 1-203-794-7477
Web: http://www.danburyfriends.org/

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