Robert J. Taylor, Sr. – 68

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Robert J. Taylor, Sr., 68, of Myrtle Beach and
formerly of Ballston Spa, NY died Wednesday, August 14th, in 
Beach, from complications after heart surgery.
Born in Troy, NY May 2, 1945, son of the late John and Ann LaPietro
Taylor, he was a graduate of LaSalle Institute in Troy, and served in
the US Army during the Vietnam War. Bob was a machinist at the
Watervliet Arsenal and later was self-employed as a general
contractor. For several years Bob and his wife operated the clubhouse
restaurant at Mechanicville Golf Club.
Bob lived to golf and took great pleasure in arranging early tee times
for his foursome. A diehard NY Giant fan and avid NY Yankee fan, he
collected memorabilia for both teams. He was a people person who loved
hosting parties for family and friends.
Bob is survived by his wife, Carla Catman Taylor, daughter Tina, son
Robert, Jr., step children Trista (Gary) Haydon and David Rockwell,
grandchildren Karissa (Church) Heran, Zachary and Austin Church, sister
Donna (David) Turco, aunts Theresa and Gail Downing, uncle Richard
Hawthorne, along with a niece, a nephew and several cousins.
A gathering of friends will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19th from 5-7 PM
at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville.
A Memorial service will follow at 7 PM at the Funeral Home.
Burial with military honors will be Friday at 10 AM at the 
National Cemetery, Duell Rd., Schuylerville.
Remembrances may be made to a charity of one’s choice in fond memory of
Robert J. Taylor. to leave condolences and for directions.