Obituary for TAICHERT

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday September 10, 2013

TAICHERT, ROBERT D. (BOB) Robert D. (Bob) Taichert, prominent Albuquerque attorney, passed away on September 4, 2013, after an extended illness. He was 85 years old. Robert lived a full life, and will be greatly missed by his family and a wide range of colleagues and acquaintances. He was a kind and generous man, with an optimistic outlook. Mr. Taichert was a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. As an undergraduate of the University of New Mexico he was Student Body President. He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Harvard Law School. Robert served as a Lieutenant (JG) in the Navy on Guam during the Korean War. He practiced law, mediation and arbitration, primarily in New Mexico, from 1956 until December 2006. He was licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Arizona. He was the sole arbitrator who awarded the Basic source code to Microsoft in a private, non-administered arbitration in 1978, setting the stage for Microsoft to change the world. He represented the University of New Mexico Regents, UNM Health Sciences Center and Presbyterian Healthcare system for 20 years. Robert was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and music lover. He served as the first president of the Santa Fe Opera. He was a long-time supporter/fundraiser for the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and served as its President twice. He traveled extensively with his family and was especially fond of Spain and Argentina. Robert is survived by his wife, Zane Taichert, to whom he had been married for 60 years. He is also survived by his children, Peter and Suzanne, and three grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at The Cathedral Church of St. John, 318 Silver Ave. SW. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Mind Institute, the Santa Fe Opera, the NM Philharmonic and the ABQ Youth Symphony Orchestra (AYSO) would be greatly appreciated. Please visit our online guestbook for Bob Taichert at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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