In Memory of
Ronald Duane "Aztec" Taylor
November 25th, 1959 - September 18th, 2020
HATS & HELMETS OFF TO YOU, AZTEC!
The motorcycle community knew
Ronald Duane Taylor as AZTEC. To others, he was
Ronald, Ronnie, Ron, Dado, Pa and Brother. He wore a helmet
and a lot of other hats. But to ‘Shine’ his wife, he was her
beloved Soul Mate of 25 years.
Born in Houston Texas, he attended Klein Forest High.
Following his education, he had his own Auto Repair Shop in
Austin Texas and then moved to Massachusetts where he became a
very successful jewelry department manager. In 2001, he moved to
Fort Lauderdale, FL continuing in jewelry sales until he
switched careers and became a construction supervisor in 2016.
As Ronnie, Aztec and Shine would often take trips to
visit his mother Velia (Vee) and stepfather Rayford Nugent, whom
he survived. To them, he was a caring and devoted son, helping
with tasks and odd jobs at their home in Naples, FL.
Dado was a loving father to his two children, his son
Joshua Taylor and his daughter Amanda Taylor of Austin TX.
Pa was proud of his two wonderful grandchildren,
Jordan Robuccio and Angelina Robuccio of Fitchburg MA.
Ronnie lovingly embraced his role as stepfather and
friend to both Anthony Robuccio and Matthew Robuccio of
Fitchburg, MA and adored his niece Nikki Cimas of Houston, TX.
In Ron’s down time, he enjoyed hobbies such as boating and
fishing. But his favorite way to spend his spare time was with
his brothers and sisters in the motorcycle community. Aztec was
proud to be part of the MC family and loved the connection he
felt as a member and true friend. He had a deep connection that
started with his membership in the Scurvy Few MC Stateside,
followed by the Wheels of Man MC, Deerfield Beach, FL where he
served as Vice-President. Aztec and Shine felt tremendous
gratitude for the way in which the motorcycle community checked
on him and supported them after Aztec’s accident (which was not
the fault of his own) in their absolute time of need. It was
through good times and bad, high times and lows, that
relationships were built, and because of that, Aztec will always
have a place in our hearts.
Now Aztec holds an honorary position in the ride with all the
brothers who have since passed before him. Sadly, this run is
getting longer than we’d all like. And as Shine would say in her
own words, I’ve lost my husband physically and now he has an
eternal life in heaven; we will ride again!
Helmets off to you, Aztec,