Robert A.


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Northeast Harbor - Robert A. "Rat" Taylor, 88, died July 16, 2019, in Bar Harbor. He was born September 30, 1930 in Ellsworth, the son of Kenneth and Mildred J. (Wood) Taylor.
Robert graduated from Gilmore High School, Northeast Harbor in 1949. He married Marjorie Gilley in 1952. Robert served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955 serving on a tanker for 45 months in the Mediterranean. After leaving the service Robert worked as a caretaker for D.L. Hopkins and Charles Dickey for 38 years. He was a member of the Lurvey Wright Post #103, Northeast Harbor. He was a past member of the Union Church, Northeast Harbor and was instrumental in starting the first Little League Baseball Division in Northeast Harbor and the Acadian Legion Baseball Team. Robert was also an active Scout Master. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and caught the oldest fish registered at Moosehead Lake.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years Marjorie I. (Gilley); 4 sons; Richard Taylor of Bar Harbor, Martin Taylor and wife Maggie of Trenton, John Taylor and wife Dawn of Florida and Lawrence "Larry" Taylor and wife Lisa of Trenton; 6 grandchildren; Jessica, Amanda, Rusty and Robyn Taylor and Emily and Megan Murphy; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; a brother Timothy Taylor and wife Jeannie of Northeast Harbor; 2 half sisters, Sue Barnes of Texas and Kristy Cousins of Lamoine. He was predeceased by his half brother, Kenneth M. Taylor.
Friends are invited to call 4-6pm, Monday, July 22, 2019 at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main Street, Mt. Desert. Funeral services will be held 1:00PM, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Union Church, Northeast Harbor. Private interment will be at Seal Harbor Cemetery.
Those who desire may make contributions in Robert's memory to American Legion Post #103, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 or to Birch Bay, Safe Harbor Dementia Ward, 25 Village Inn Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609.
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Kelley T Swanson
Jul 22, 2019
Uncle Robert(Rat) was a wonderful man. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time and the days ahead. I never heard an unkind word about him, he loved his family, the outdoors, fishing, sports, NEH, his sweet peas and raspberry bushes( in the heat of the summer, he'd be out there picking) his devoted work ethic. I will truly miss him and all the stories, he was quite the character.
Beecher Whitcomb
Jul 19, 2019
Richard, Larry, and others, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Although I had not seen RAT for some years now, I will always remember my first meeting with him. Having bought the lot next to his, he came over and introduced himself, then asked what my intentions were with the land. After about a 2 hour chat, we shook hands and he offered the use of his out-house if I ever had the need. He always had a half-smile and a twinkle in his eye, seemed to enjoy a good laugh and I will always think of him each time I visit Hopkins Pond. May all the fond memories help his friends and family during this time of sorrow. RIP Richard
Jul 18, 2019