El Segundo Chevron ERT captain Robert Taylor dies from pancreatic cancer

 Robert Taylor, captain with the Chevron El Segundo (CA) ERT, died Sept. 1 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA.
Taylor's wife, Jill Brunkhardt-Taylor, posted the following on the internet.

"It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the passing of the love of my life Robert William Taylor Sr. He passed away peacefully with me holding his hand and my other hand on his heart, and his beautiful daughter Alex also by his side. We are devastated and heartbroken, but know that he is at peace, no longer in pain and surrounded by conditional love."

In 2010, Robert was diagnosed with colon cancer. After a year-long battle for his life, Robert remained in remission for five years and was declared officially cancer free in 2015. But in January this year Robert was diagnosed with Stage 2 pancreatic cancer.

"Robert was the best husband, father, grandfather, friend and colleague," Jill wrote. "He had a heart of gold, and put everyone before himself. He will be missed by so many."
 Beside several adult children, Robert is survived by his wife and a nine-month-old daughter. 
A reception will follow in O’Donnell Hall at American Martyr’s will follow the funeral.. The service and reception are open to everyone who would like to attend. 

"Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers and well wishes during the past nine months," Jill wrote. "It has been a long journey, but one I would do all over again for my Robert. He will be in my heart. I love you Robert!"
 Robert, featured in the Summer 2017 issue of Industrial Fire World, also plays a prominent role in an extended IFW video about storage tank firefighting posted IFWfireworld on YouTube.
 
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