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In Remembrance
Robert “Bruno” Taylor
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary

Robert “Bruno” TaylorRobert “Bruno” Taylor, 80, departed this life on Monday, January 14, 2008 in Galveston, Texas.

Mr. Taylor, a lifelong Galvestonian, was born on March 8, 1927, to Leon and Elizabeth Gasby Taylor.  He was the second of four children and attended Galveston public schools.

After graduating from Central High School in 1945, Robert served in the United States Navy until he received an honorable discharge in 1950 and returned to Galveston to begin a life of service to his family and community.  Throughout his lifetime, Bruno was a faithful member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he served in many capacities.  His organizational affiliations included membership in the Knights of Peter Claver, the Holy Name Society, the Ushers, Parish Council, the Mardi Gras Committee, the Men’s Club, St. Monica Society and the Altar Society.  He also served as a Eucharistic Minister and received a papal appointment to the Knights of St. Gregory.  Within the community, Bruno was well-known and respected for his tireless involvement.  He was a founding member of the Galveston Sportsmen’s Club and actively served as a member of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Southwest Football Officials’ Association.  Bruno received countless awards and citations; he was widely recognized for his dedicated work in his church and community. Prior to his retirement, Bruno was employed at Todd Shipyards and the City of Galveston.

Bruno touched the lives of many individuals as a relative, a friend, a confidante, and advisor.  

He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Marian and his son, Ron Taylor.

Left to cherish his precious memory are two daughters, Roberta “Cookie” Taylor of Galveston and Frances Taylor Stovall of Houston; son-in-law, John Stovall; daughter-in-law, DeBorah Sharpe Taylor of Hollywood, California; 3 grandsons, Adamah Taylor, Caleb Stovall and Cameron Stovall; sister, Ruth Evans; brother, Walter Earl Taylor; 3 brothers-in-law, Littleton Henderson, Robert (Barbara) Henderson, and Walter Louis (Jean) Henderson; devoted friend, Pete Garcia; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, and friends.

Visitation will begin at 2 PM on Friday, January 18th, at E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary followed by a wake from 6 PM – 8 PM at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church; the rosary will begin at 7 PM.  Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 19, 2008, at Holy Rosary Church, 1420 31st Street in Galveston with the Rev. Paul Banet, S.S.J., celebrant.  He will be laid to rest next to his beloved Marion, in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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