first met Bob back in '64 when we moved into the present neighborhood.
Over a period of years we developed a long lasting friendship that
included many common interests. He
was a major point of encouragement regarding me becoming active in Ham Radio.
worked for GM as an electrical engineer whose specialty was large industrial
generators. During WWII he also
worked on some aircraft for the Air Force to improve some concerns about the
landing gear. Of course, all that
work was top secret at the time.
loved camping even though he was so fair skinned that he had to take special
precautions against being exposed to the sun.
Also among his interests was flying as he did obtain his pilot's license.
He always maintained a positive outlook on life, but was among the best
in verbal agitation.
had numerous open heart surgeries and had a state of the art pacemaker installed
as well. Because of his extensive
experience with open-heart surgery and his concern for those who were scheduled
for open-heart surgery, he was very active in the Mended Hearts Society as a
submitted, Earl (Bing) Crosby (KA8KME)