Robert Foster Tayntor, 96, formerly of Peterboro and Hamilton,NY passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at The Grand in Chittenango.
He was born June 30, 1923 in the Town of Eaton, a son of Foster and Cecil Sellers Tayntor and was a graduate of Morrisville High School. On September 9, 1942, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy, proudly serving during World War II until his honorable discharge on April 14, 1946. On July 18, 1946, Robert married Elizabeth “Betty” J. Martin in Clockville, NY. They shared a loving union of 71 years until she predeceased him on July 31, 2017. Robert was a dairy farmer and worked at SUNY, Morrisville until retiring. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading.
He was a member of the Peterboro United Methodist Church; a former member of the Belles and Beaus and Hill Top Squares; the Madison and Peterboro Granges.
Surviving are his children, Arthur and Linda Tayntor of Oneida; Zaida and John Gunlogson of Canastota; grandchildren, Jeffrey Tayntor of Seminole, FL; Aaron (Jessica Frenyea) Tayntor of Greenville, NY; Alison (Douglas) DeGroff of Tulare, CA; Tracy Lawrence (Sonya Merkle) of Canastota; Douglas (Jennifer) Doxtater of Canastota; Scott (Tina) Doxtater of Peterboro; great-grandchildren, Trystan and Aria Tayntor; Drew, Luke and Makenna DeGroff; Kelsey and Brandon Lawrence; Bailey, Zachary and Lila Doxtater; Aiden and Katelyn Doxtater; a sister, Vera Jean Bell of ID; a brother, Wayne Tayntor of PA; several nieces and nephews.
Interment will be private at the convenience of his family.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Peterboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 90, Peterboro, NY 13134.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville.