Robert "Bob" Taylor, 80, of Frederick, Maryland, passed from this life into God's hands on Friday, July 22, 2022, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC; with his wife by his side. He was the beloved husband of Gina Taylor.
Born on Febuary 15,1942, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Bert Leon and Ruth (Walker) Taylor.
After high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Army in 1959. He attended jump school at Fort Bragg and Jungle Warfare School in Panama. He went on to serve in the 82nd Airborne and was honorably discharged after serving his country proudly. He later the Washington DC Police Department, beginning his law enforcement career. In 1966, Bob joined the Montgomery County Police Department, and was assigned to Silver Spring, MD district. Later, he moved to the Fish & Wildlife Administration as a Wildlife Officer in 1969, serving Montgomery County, MD. The ageny then became the Maryland Natural Resources Police in 1971. Bob spent a total of 41 years of dedicated service protecting the state's natural resources and ensuring the safety of our citizens and sportsmen of the state of Maryland. Bob received many honors and commendations throughout his career and retired in 2010 as a Corporal. in 1983, he became a firearm's instructor for western Maryland, and was a Charter member of the FOP Lodge #77 as well as a Hunter's Safety Instructor.
Bob was a member of the FOP Lodge #77, The American Legion Post #11, Fervency Lodge #200 of Point of Rocks where he became the Worshipful Master in 1993. He was also a member of the Cold Deer Hunting & Fishing Club in Mountaindale, Izaak Walton League Chapter #1 in Frederick, The National Rifle Association and the National Association of Gun Rights. He always had a passion for the sportsmen, Hunters Safety Education and for the protection of our natural resources so that all could enjoy what God helped create. He was such a kind and loving man and enjoyed the friendship of most all people he met.
In addition to his loving wife, Gina Taylor he is survived by children; Jerry Taylor and Tammy Rice (Brian); grandchildren, Michael Rice and Taylor Rice; great-grandchild; Levi Rice; step-grandchildren, Amy Winter, Angela Simpson, Sarah Fink and seven step-greatgranchildren. He is also survived by siblings; Michael Taylor (Sharon), Thomas Taylor (Judy) and George Taylor (Linda); father-in-law Kenneth Stull, friend Helen Smith and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Gary Taylor and bother Clint Taylor.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 31st from 2:00-4:00 PM and 5:00-7:00 PM at Stauffer Funeral Home 1621 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD. There will be a Masonic service at 6:00 PM at the funeral home.
A memorial service of Bob's life journey will take place at the funeral home on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 11:00 Am. Internment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, MD.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Bob's memory to Hospice of Frederick County, 1 Frederick Way Frederick, MD 21701, to the Izaak Walton League Chapter #1, P.O. Box 3722, Frederick, MD 21701or to the Cold Deer Hunting & Fishing Club, 6130 Mountaindale Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.