Robert Taylor, Jr.

November 30, -0001 - February 16, 2012

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TAYLOR, Robert, Jr., 92, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012, at home after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife Verna (nee Ruscher), children Cheryl (Edward) Theiss, Michael (Penny), Scott (Kim) and Brian (Erin) Taylor, grandchildren Dan and Jon Theiss, Vernon, Aaron, Brian, Rachael, Brandon and Kelly Taylor and 4 great-grandchildren. Robert was the brother of Lois Hayden and the late Don Taylor. Robert was a survivor of the sunken aircraft carrier USS Block Island in WWII, was an avid boater and was active in the Cincinnati Division of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. After many years of service with Cincinnati Milacron, he retired in 1982. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45229, or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hayden - Mar 1, 2012

Dear Robert Taylor Family:

We wish to advise you that the ATH Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has made a grant to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in memory of Robert Taylor, Jr.. This grant was suggested by:

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Hayden
7654 Coldstream Woods Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45255-3928

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is committed to building and preserving permanent funds for the support of arts and culture, community progress, education, environmental needs, health, and human services. Offering philanthropic experience and expertise to our eight-county region, GCF continues to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life for all residents.

We join in expressing our deepest sympathies at your loss.


Lori A. Beiler
Grants & Scholarships Manager

St. Xavier High School - Feb 21, 2012

Taylor Family,

We at St. Xavier High School were truly sorry to hear of the passing of Robert. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the spirit of St. Francis Xavier be with you and your family during this difficult time.


John Schrantz ‘96
Director of Alumni Relations

Fr. Denny Ahern ‘56
Alumni Chaplain

Anthony E. Schad ‘81
Director of Development Services

Ron Lynch - Feb 21, 2012

Dear Taylor Family,
I am sorry to see that a great man such as Bob moved on in life. I say great because I consider men like Bob who fought for our country, came home and created a great nations and raised a valued family to be great.

My prayers are with you,
Ron Lynch