July 19, 1920-January
Published in the Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette on 2/15/2009
Resident of Walnut
Creek, California. Bob, a Pittsburgh native, graduated from Langley High
School, then the University of Pittsburgh, with degrees in Business Administration
and Industrial Engineering. He was a member of Sigma Chi.
After working briefly at U.S. Steel, Bob played shortstop for the Yankees
minor league, the Binghamton Triplets.
In 1942, Bob enlisted in the Air Force and married Eileen McVay. He spent
the war years with the 81st in the Pacific Theater, leaving the Air Force
in 1946 as a Captain. Bob worked for Dravo Corp, then the family went
west and Bob worked for Hughes Aircraft until his retirement.
Bob and Eileen celebrated their 54th anniversary before Eileen's death
in 1996. Bob continued as a star bowler, poet, and wonderful story teller.
Bob passed away peacefully in his home, with his daughters by his side.
He was working Crypto puzzles until his last days.
Bob is survived by his four daughters, Mary Ellen Hardin JD, Donna Foliart
MD, Roberta Foliart DDS, and Janet Thompson MBA and his 11 grandchildren.
He was buried next to Eileen in Chartiers Cemetery on 2/5/09, with James
Donald McVay and niece Janine Collette in attendance.
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