Allen R. Taylor, 78 of Sun City, Huntley, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at his home following a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
He was born March 11, 1939 in Walport, Oregon, the son of Andrew and Leona (Bergen) Taylor. He grew up in California where he enjoyed the desert and fishing for Abalone. After high school moved with a group of friends to Chicago to attend technical school. He lived in Chicago for a number of years, then raised his family in Schaumburg. Al worked for Richco Plastic Company for over 40 years, where did everything from sales to plant manager. On May 26, 1985 he was united in marriage to Sharon J. Sullivan in Laguna Beach, California. They made their home in Wheeling, later Wauconda and in 2008 moved to Huntley. In retirement, golf was a favorite pastime.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Sullivan of Huntley, his daughters, Sharon (Norman) Stengel of Prairie View, Illinois, Barbie (Wayne) Rothbauer of Lake In The Hills, his son, Dan Taylor of Schaumburg and Sharon’s daughter, Paula (Jim) O’Neil of Evanston, his grandchildren, Lauren, Jessica, Natalie, Brandon, Garrett, MacKenzie & Aubrey.
A memorial gathering is being planned for early spring. Memorials in his name can be directed to The ALS Association of Greater Chicago, Chapter, 220 W. Huron St., Ste. 4003, Chicago, IL 60654 so that future patients may benefit from technology. 312-932-0000, alsachicago.org For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com
I will miss my dad’s crushing bear hugs the most. He will be remembered for remaining hopeful throughout his battle with ALS. Both wild and domestic animals gave him great joy. He was a deep thinking engineer who loved gadgets and designing new inventions to solve a problem. Golf and baseball were two ways he indulged himself along with massages and a wide taste in foods. I will miss him so very much.