Friday, 28 May 2010 00:00
Before Bobby Taylor took on the courageous job of corrections officer at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, he was known by some as the “Unofficial Mayor of Farmingdale,” says his brother, Tom Taylor. He was a Farmingdale Village employee, making his daily rounds of operating the street sweeper.
Bobby died in October 2008 after a long and courageous battle with esophageal and liver cancer. Now his corrections colleagues and family members are remembering him with the “Robert F. Taylor Memorial Fund” to help his fellow corrections officers in times of need.
On Sunday, June 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. family and friends will gather at Changing Times Pub in Farmingdale for food, drinks, raffles, a DJ, karaoke and more. The $20 cover charge the group is asking will go as a donation to the memorial fund.
When Bobby was alive, his “Brotherhood” of corrections officers helped him through his illness by offering moral support, monetary support and donating their sick and vacation time hours so he didn’t lose any income during his fight for life.
Now, Bobby’s colleagues at Sing Sing, including Sergeant Rick Romaine have established the memorial fund to give back to other corrections officers who also need help getting through illness, financial hardship or other catastrophic occurrences.
If you cannot join the group at their event on June 13 but still want to contribute to the memorial fund to help corrections officers in their time of need, you can mail a donation to Robert F. Taylor Memorial Fund, C/O Kathleen Taylor, 723 7th Street, West Babylon, NY 11704. Tax id:EIN94-3479800. The Taylor family thanks you for your support and generosity.