Robert Taylor, 72, passed away December 9, 2016, at his home.
Mr. Taylor was the eldest child of George and Blanche Taylor. He was born September 12, 1943 in Belleville, IL. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1961. He went to Illinois State University and completed a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree. Professionally, he coached basketball and taught math, physics and chemistry at several Illinois high schools and the College of Lake County. He spent most of his career teaching physics at Warren Township High School, where he taught from 1981 until his retirement in 2003.
He married Sharen McCall on August 13, 1966 in Auburn, IL. They were married for 49 years. They have been members of Faith Church in Grayslake, IL for 34 years.
Surviving are his wife, Sharen Taylor; his brother Alan Taylor, his children, Rhett (Constance) Taylor, Ryan (Tessa) Taylor, and Raegan (Jeremey) Towne; seven grandchildren and two nephews.
A visitation and memorial service will be held Monday, December 14 at Faith Church in Grayslake, IL. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The memorial service will commence at 6:00pm.
Viewing will be Wednesday, December 16 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, immediately followed by a funeral at Bramley Funeral Home in Auburn, IL with the Rev. Jeremy Towne officiating. Burial will be in the Auburn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Gideon’s or The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
This morning I learned that Mr. Robert Taylor, my high school physics teacher, passed away on Wednesday. He was a good man who was not afraid to let his belief in Christ be known to his public school students. I was not a great student in high school, but what knowledge he was able to share with me, has helped me in every step of my career as a Sailor, Aircrewman, avionics technician, aircraft electrical fabricator, Airframe & Powerplant mechanic and Tool Planner. Thank you sir, for your patience with a difficult student. You have touched so many lives and we, that have been taught by you, are forever in your debt. Be at peace in the presence of the Lord.
With fond memories,
Class of 1991
I didn’t know Mr. Taylor but I was friends with Rhett growing up. I wanted to extend my sympathies to the Taylor family and to Rhett. I’ll be thinking of you all.
Rhett, I am sorry for your loss. I loved my classes with your dad, and I respected him. My thoughts are with your family.
My deepest sympathies to Rhett and the rest of the Taylor family. Mr. Taylor was a great teacher and a great person. I’m so sorry.
Taylor Family please accept Janet and my sympathies with the passing of Robert Taylor (Bob). We all went to school together in Auburn. (Sharon, Bob, and Al) Bob and I played American Legion baseball together for a number of years. Bob was a fine man and he earned our deepest respect. May God care and watch over the Taylor Family the way Robert always did. Bless you all.
Rhett, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a wonderful physics teacher. Hugs and prayers to you all.
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