Robert J. Taylor Posted: 2024-05-15 16:16:40

Robert J. Taylor


Robert J. Taylor, 67, of, Huntley, died May 13, 2024.
Robert was born December 12, 1956 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Charles and Nancy (Thelander) Taylor. He served in the United States Air Force. His life’s greatest passion was entertaining audiences through singing, disk jockeying, sound mixing, and hosting local radio shows centered on music. He was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed sports. He was greatly loved and loved greatly by his family and community.
Robert is survived by his life partner, Adrianne Kaplan, his children, Dan Koch, Zach (Kate) Taylor, Zoe Taylor, siblings, Chuck (Emmy) Taylor, Larry (Dawn) Taylor, Mary (Duane) Copelan, granddaughter, Aurelia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be on Monday, May 20, 2024 from 11am until 1pm with a time of sharing at 12:30 all at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. The burial will be Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to HLH Heros Foundation, Crohn’s, and Colitis Foundation.
For Further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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Alice Loftus 2024-05-15 19:28:45

My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family and loved ones. He was a wonderful man, my longtime friend and singing partner. He will be missed.

Fred Joob 2024-05-15 21:49:58

Our sincerest love and prayers for Adrienne and all the family.

Lavera Davis 2024-05-15 21:55:55

Adrienne and family, my sincere condolences.

Sheri Goldstein 2024-05-15 22:18:27

Adrianne, my sincerest condolences to you and the family for your loss. You two made such beautiful music together, and everyone really enjoyed watching Bob perform. He will be sorely missed.

anna raimondo 2024-05-15 22:20:48

So sorry! You were taken way too soon and will be very missed.

Debbie Orlando 2024-05-16 06:12:50

Thinking of you and your family, Adrianne. May the comfort of God’s loving arms give you peace.

Mim Berger 2024-05-16 07:02:07

I’m so sad to hear of Bobs passing. My prayers for you and his family!

linda higgins 2024-05-16 07:04:23

My sincere and heart felt sympathy to Adrianne and Bob’s family. Bob was a very talented man.

Gerry Saia and Sam 2024-05-16 07:26:56

My heartfelt condolences Adi and Bobs family. Bob was loved by all who knew him. We will miss his singing as well as his friendship. He knew that Once in a while was my favorite song and he was so special singing it for me. Hugs and love to you

Mike and Cindy Ptak 2024-05-16 07:29:40

Adrianne and family, please accept our condolences. Find peace in the love Bob has for all of you.

Judy Scherer 2024-05-16 07:47:52

Adrianne, I’m deeply sorry for your loss. You complemented each other beautifully. May all the precious memories you shared bring you comfort and joy. Bob’s presence, friendship and talents will be missed by many. Heartfelt condolences to the family.

Val Stroud 2024-05-16 08:10:10

My dear Adrianne I am deeply saddened at Bob's passing, my heartfelt sympathy to you and the family. I always enjoyed hearing him sing. He will be truly missed.

Rose Beu 2024-05-16 08:16:14

A musician that loved to share his talent with all the world. Deepest sympathy to you Adrianne and family.

Betty J. and Jim Thomas 2024-05-16 08:30:17

Our sincere condolences Adi and family.

Mark and Jan Povar 2024-05-16 09:11:40

We are sending our sincere condolences to you and his whole family. We really enjoyed his singing.

Marsha and Harold Behrens 2024-05-16 09:28:38

Dearest Adrianne So sad to hear of Bob’s passing. You and Bob made the perfect couple and seemed to complement each other so well. His compassion and love for music and entertainment brought much joy to so many. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and Bob’s family. He will surely be missed.

Chuck &amp;amp; Judy Schramm 2024-05-16 10:03:06

Adrianne and family, may you all find comfort in the knowledge that God’s timing is always perfect even when we don’t agree. Take refuge during this difficult time in the arms of our loving Father.

Stephen Stegle 2024-05-16 10:24:01

My condolences to you, the family and all of his friends and loved ones.

Rob Lindsey 2024-05-16 10:47:00

So sad to hear of Bob’s passing. My condolences to you Adrianne.

Janelle Shelton 2024-05-16 11:14:40

My heart aches for everyone. May Bob rest easy ❤️

Judy Laytham 2024-05-16 11:28:57

My dear Sis/Adrianne; my heart is breaking for you and the loss of your sweet Bob. The two of you fit so perfectly together. He will be sorely missed by everyone who really knew him. There's not one photo I've seen with the two of you together that didn't radiate the love you have for each other. That love will never fade away. Praying for you and Bob's family to have some sort of peace knowing he connected with our Lord and His church before he left this earth, and he is in the arms of Jesus now.

Jeff Hajduk 2024-05-16 11:30:12

My deepest condolences. Bob was a great guy and will be missed.

Hernan Cortes 2024-05-16 11:38:05

It's so difficult to hear this sad news. I worked with Bob at Grand Appliance for 10 years and he was always a great source of IT information for me. I hear his voice everyday and will always remember his kind heart! Godspeed my friend!

Janelle Shelton 2024-05-16 12:05:30

My heart aches for everyone. May Bob rest easy ❤️

Fernando Directo 2024-05-16 12:16:14

David and I are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences, strength and comfort to you, the family and all whose lives he touched.

Diane Aitken 2024-05-16 12:19:42

To Bob's family and Adrianne, I am so sorry. You and Bob shared your love for each other and for music so generously with your community. My favorites are the duets at the Christmas parties.

Christine and Ken Such 2024-05-16 15:01:38

Our sincere condolences and prayers to help you through this difficult time. We hope your memories will give you comfort

MARY 2024-05-16 17:29:03


Cheryl Rotermund 2024-05-16 18:10:27

Dear Adrianne, My heart is aching for your loss. May you find solace in the knowledge of how much he loved you. Sincerely, Cheryl

Meagan Gauri 2024-05-16 22:44:55

I am so sad to hear that Bob passed away. He provided the soundtrack to so many happy celebrations for our family. He was a wonderful employee and friend at Grand and we are grateful for his loyalty and kindness. He will be greatly missed. His entire family is in our prayers.

Joanne Huge 2024-05-17 09:46:56

Dear Adriane, When I first heard of Bob's Illness, I couldn't believe it, it was just yesterday he was singing at my house at my karaoke party. I always enjoyed being around the two of you, because it made me happy to see how much in love you were. I feel so sorry for your loss Adrianne, Bob is going to be missed by all of us, May the love and prayers from your friends, bring you comfort at this difficult time. feel free to call on me anytime. Love you, girl, Joey

JOHN AND DIANE LINDBLOM 2024-05-17 10:15:23

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Beverly Perkins 2024-05-17 15:11:36

I am so sorry Adrienne. I know how much Bob meant to you and everyone could see how you complimented each other. Condolences to all friends and families of this great musical talent. So sorry to hear of your loss Adrienne You were such an inspiration as a couple. Bob will be so missed. Sympathy to all all of Bob's family and friends

Karen and Bob 2024-05-17 16:23:51

Oh Adi we are sorry for your loss. The two of you were so good together and the love was so visible. This is a sad time but those precious memories will last forever. Your friends are always near . You are always in our hearts.

Kelly Roach 2024-05-18 12:58:52

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Kelly Roach 2024-05-18 15:42:54

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Shirley Weiss Kroot 2024-05-18 21:35:40

Adi, I am so sorry to read this. Please accept my sincere condolences. May his memory be for a blessing. Shirley Kroot

Patrick Hines 2024-05-19 11:30:44

You don't know the void until it happens. Bob worked hard played hard and then gave a 110% to his children. Music, High school band, cinema time, drive in, then on to construction of disco clubs, motorcycle riding and cable TV employment. cell phones, audio equipment, computers, flat screens, and sound boards knowledge and part of his daily life and shared with all who had an interest that knowledge. Now the Lion (B.T.) sleeps tonight.....

Dick and Pat Storer 2024-05-19 15:40:56

We are so very, very, very sorry for loss and he walked through those pearly gates waaaay too early. But like I told you at Golden Nails, he IS watching you! I'm getting a manicure on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Wanna join me -my treat.

Tom & Susie VanTilburg 2024-05-19 23:33:56

Susie and I are very saddened about the passing of Bob. Our most sincere condolences to Adie and Bob's family.

Dick and Judy Stage 2024-05-20 15:52:19

Our heartfelt condolences Adi to you and Bob’s family. He will be missed by all. Thinking of him brings back so many happy memories. Our love and prayers go out to you.