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OBITUARIES: Boyce, Taylor


Robert L. Boyce (1932 – 2015)

LINLITHGO—Robert L. Boyce, 82, died September 2, 2015 at his home in Linlithgo after a long illness.

Born November 18, 1932 in Kingston, he was the son of the late Louis and Mildred (Reeder) Boyce.

Mr. Boyce was a Navy veteran of the Korean War era having served as a boatswain’s mate third class from 1952 to 1956.

He served as a police officer for 22 years with the Town of Poughkeepsie Police. After retirement he worked security for Vassar and Bard colleges and was a school bus driver for Donald Kline of Livingston.

Surviving are: his daughter, Barbara Ann Boyce-Ravettine of NJ; grandson, David Ravettine; one sister, Bette Boyce of Taneytown, MD; three half-brothers, Richard Davis of Red Hook, Ronald Davis of Lake Placid, FL, and Raymond Davis of Hyde Park; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.

Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial with US Navy military honors will be in the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675

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Robert W. Taylor (1941 – 2015)

SHARON, CT—Robert W. Taylor of Ancramdale died August 27, 2015 at the Sharon Health Care Center. He was 74.

Mr. Taylor was born July 24, 1941 to his parents, Robert R. and Hildur B. Taylor.

He served in the Navy from 1961 to 1965, as a part of the U.S. Naval Air Forces. He was a crew member on a P-3 Orion aircraft, serving in the Vietnam War. He graduated from Penn State in 1968 with bachelor’s degree in business. Following his undergraduate studies, he earned his MBA in 1970 from the University of Rhode Island.

Following a courtship, he married Joan C. Podris in 1970. They moved to Wisconsin, where he was employed by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point until 1978 as a business manager for the Housing Department.

In 1978 he moved with his family to Ancramdale and took ownership of Deuel’s Home Center in Pine Plains. Over the years he was active in a number of organizations including the Optimist’s Club, the Pine Plains Lions Club and Boy Scouts Troop 45.

Mr. Taylor is survived by: his wife, Joan of Ancramdale; his sons, Jeremy (Judy) Taylor of Clifton Park, Joshua (Sofia) Taylor of Alexandria, VA, and Scott (Helen) Taylor of New York City; grandchildren, Eli, Evie and Elsa Taylor. His brother, Fredrick Taylor predeceased him.

There are no calling hours. The family will have a private celebration of his life.

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405 Albany 12205.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains.


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