Richard Joseph Taylor ’68 died on December 29, 2003, in Monument, Colorado.
Born on September 1, 1946, in Bangor, he prepared for college at John Bapst High School there and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1968 cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he entered the University of Vermont School of Medicine, from which he was graduated in 1973. He interned at Northwestern University for a year and did a two-year family practice residency at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Denver, CO, followed by an internal medicine residency at the University of Tennessee. From 1980 to 1985, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, attaining the rank of major. He completed an allergy- immunology fellowship at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver, CO, and practiced in Quincy IL, where he was associated with the Southern Illinois University Medical School and had a private internal medicine/allergy practice. In 1998, he became associated with the Colorado Springs Allergy and Asthma Clinic and had a practice in allergy and dermatology. He was a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Allergy-Immunology and was the author of a number of scientific publications in the fields of allergy, internal medicine, and medical policy making. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Ingebrigtsen Taylor, whom he married in 1978; a son, Philip Taylor, two daughters, Carolyn Taylor and Nicole Taylor; a sister, Sharon Taylor of Bangor; and a brother, Donald Taylor, also of Bangor.