Robert Louis Taylor

January 13, 1949 - March 20, 2020

Robert Louis Taylor, 71, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2008, formerly of Fort Myers, FL and Devon, PA, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born January 13, 1949 in Norristown, PA to Nelson and Mary (Cornish) Taylor, now deceased.

Robert was of the Christian faith and was a Veteran of the United States Marines. He was a graduate of Norristown High School (1966). Robert entered the U.S. Marine Corp January 1967 and has many accomplishments. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 star, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device, recipient of 3 Purple Hearts, Marksman Badge-Rifle, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation and Good Conduct Medal. He was a machine gunner and raised to the rank of Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp.  After his Honorable discharge from the Marine Corp in March 1969 he was employed as a fireman and driver at the Norris Hose Fire Company in Norristown, PA. Following that he was a prison guard at the Norristown State Prison. His career path took him to law enforcement and became a Valley Forge State Park Police and National Park Ranger. He attended and graduated from the Valley Forge Police Academy and was a policeman for Malvern Police Dept., Schuylkill Township Police Dept. and then Easttown Township Police Dept where he retired as a Sergeant.

After he retired he relocated to Ft. Myers, and then finally to Cape Coral, Fl.Β  He was a volunteer at the DAV for disabled veterans and for Hope Hospice House. He was a member of the 50+ Softball Team which he thoroughly enjoyed.

He is survived by three loving children, Sheila Cosgrove (Jeremy) of Schwenksville, PA, Robert Taylor of Havertown, PA, and Blair Taylor of Cape Coral, FL; two sisters, Patricia Deveney (Brian) of Malvern, PA, and Kathleen Mellor, also of Malvern, PA; former wife, Karen Lord-Hurwitz of Havertown,Β  PA; three grandchildren, Ian Cosgrove, Ariel Cosgrove, and Coral Cosgrove; as well as a great granddaughter, Jillian Petroski.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Taylor in 2019; as well as three brothers, Nelson Taylor, Jr., Ronald Taylor, and Richard Taylor.

Private Services will be held.Β 

Memorial Contributions in memory of Robert Louis Taylor are suggested to DAV (Disabled American Veterans), PO BOX 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Debbie sousa Mar 22, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Rest In Peace! So sorry for your loss! Prayers to the family!πŸ˜‡πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  2. Carol Mar 22, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    May you rest in Peace now Bobby πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  3. Frank ludwig Mar 22, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Love you cuz rest in peace

  4. Michael & Kim Flood Mar 22, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    He is now at peace. Thank you for your continued service. Prayers to the family.
    Love, Michael and Kim Flood and Family

  5. Michael DiFrancesco Mar 22, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I am so sorry Pat to hear of your loss. Your brother was a man of many accomplishments.

  6. Coleen Taylor Mascherino Mar 22, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    One of my favorite Uncles, and God Father, you will be missed by many. Thank you for your service and many sacrifices. Thankful for the time we had with you. Keep us safe from above and give my Dad, Grandmom and Grandpop Taylor a big hug and kiss from us. Rest in eternal peace, until we meet again..Love you

  7. John Ludwig Mar 23, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Enjoy your sleep with the Lord. I’m looking forward to seeing you , Ronny and Ricky on that heavenly day.

  8. Victoria Shuman Mar 23, 2020 at 10:50 am

    my very very special friend
    what can I say other than what we have already said to one another. we were going to die with each other in our wheelchairs. I cant tell you how I feel about you other than what we said over the holidays. the good lord brought each other someone very special and we will be reunited soon.

  9. Galina Mar 23, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Sheila I’m so sorry for your Loss , may your hero RIPβ£οΈβ£οΈπŸ™πŸ™

  10. Floss Trinsey Mar 23, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    I am so so sorry for your loss.
    He was a good person and a real hero
    Rest in Peace Bobby

  11. Warren Mar 25, 2020 at 2:25 am

    Bobby, a great man and the kind of friend that could be relied on. Your quick whit and sense of humor helped to make life a bit more spicy.
    We’ve spent many hours talking about your constant desire to be in the Philippines. It’s a place you you spoke of all of the time.
    You’re life has made such a difference to others around you. This world could use a lot more people like you, to make it a better place.
    Until we meet again, my good friend.

  12. Ron Allen Mar 25, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Rest in Peace my brother in arms. You are missed. So happy to have you as my friend.

  13. Jeanne Isberto Mar 26, 2020 at 6:35 am

    May you Rest In Peace with the Lord! You will be so missed in our Cape Coral community!

  14. Victoria Shuman Mar 28, 2020 at 7:56 am

    To my Forever Friend
    there isn’t a day that goes by that I dont think of you. I’m so sorry that I didnt make it down to spend some time with you and to have had been able to have had a picture of us together. so hard to believe that we did have alot of time together. you and I and the boys did manage to go to different places together. Fenway park yankee stadium philadelphia Pittsburgh and baltimore. we snuck in a nice florida vacation. and last but not least your infamous 50th birthday party. that had to be the nicest and happiest time for many people. your mother sparkled like a diamond that nite. you always referred to me as your pain in the butt and I always seemed to bust your stones on a daily basis. I have never met somebody that had so many good qualities. I had asked you to describe me in word and you picked loyal. if I had to describe you in 2 words they would be honorable and courageous. you always cared about helping people. anyone who knew you always remembered you. good bad or indifferent you always left an impression. cant wait to join you again

  15. Frank Greulich Mar 28, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Robert was a great guy and Freind

  16. Sheila Cosgrove Mar 29, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Dear Dad,
    I will never forget our final few weeks together, It was no surprise that you left this Earth the same way you lived, with bravery and honor. I know you are safe in heaven with all those who went before you. Don’t worry Dad, the boys and I will be ok. Your last tour is over, job well done. Miss you forever and ever.. Love your Baby Girl, Sheila Marie

  17. D.A. White Jun 30, 2020 at 11:47 am

    I am so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I go back 48 years as to when we met. Bob was the greatest friend anyone could ask for. Rest In Peace Bob, until we meet againπŸ’™

  18. Camille Ellington Nov 21, 2020 at 10:41 am

    I am so very sad to see this! I was looking him up to tell him how thankful I was for his friendship. I knew him 20 years ago, he was kind and thoughtful and a great friend. Those that knew him were blessed. I’m am truly sorry for your families loss.

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