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Robert Eli "Bob" Taylor, Sr.

Robert Eli "Bob" Taylor, Sr., 76, of Elyria, has gone to his Lord, The God, Thursday, July 4, 2013, now independent of the illnesses he endured for the past two years.

He was surrounded by his loving caregivers of the Hospice of The Western Reserve and his beloved wife of 33 years, Rita (nee Yourkiewcz).

Bob was the loving father of Kevin (Candi) of Kansas, Cathy (Gary) Manning, Jolene (Charlie) Fagan, Yvette Taylor, and Robert, Jr. (Jamie) Taylor all of Florida. He was the devoted grandfather of 13; and proud great grandfather of eight. Bob also leaves behind his brother, Darrel Taylor of Florida; nephews; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Velma; and infant sister, Shirley Ann.

Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy. He enjoyed attending Bible studies, wood working, traveling, fishing and being "Mr. Fix It". Bob's servant heart drew others close to him to share his wisdom, love and encouragement. He lived and spoke the love of Jesus Christ. He was a volunteer in many support services in the community and churches and most recently attended Church of The Open Door in Elyria.

A memorial service will be held, in tribute to Bob's life, on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 11 A.M., in the auditorium of Church of The Open Door, 43275 Telegraph Rd., Elyria, where family will receive friends one hour prior to services. Pastor Joel Zaborowski will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Sonlife Ministries in the name "jz2012", P.O. Box 3242, Bloomington IL, 61702, or Hospice of the Western Reserve (Ames Family House), 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.

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