Robert Louis Taylor
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. 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, 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.
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.