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Robert Richard "Bob" Tharp
Birth: Mar. 18, 1939, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1988
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Bob was a friend since 7th grade. He was a big guy and was always getting into trouble at school with the teachers and for skipping school and smoking in the bathrooms. Once, he had a Chinese coin the kind that had a square hole in the center and he tied a long string to it and would toss it to make a basket in the metal trash can by the teachers desk and the teacher finally figured out where the noise was coming from and chased after the coin as Bob was reeling it in. The teacher reached Bob just as Bob had the coin in his hand and Bob stood up towering over the teacher and put the coin in his pocket and refused to hand it over to the teacher and the Principal didn't get the coin, either! He was probably the last student in the world the teachers thought would succeed in life. He was one of my best pals for life and would stay overnight with us when he came to town for work and my wife and kids really liked him. The teachers were wrong about him. He became a Marine and made sergeant and served with honor, he earned a college degree at the University of Cincinnati and was an industrial electrician by trade and helped wire several nuclear power plants and was the President of his Local Union for several terms. Bob died of brain cancer and told me that he did not want to be buried in a big cemetery and he wasn't. Bob was buried at the cemetery where his grandparents are buried whom he loved dearly. He left behind a wife and daughter and his mother. He is not forgotten, guaranteed. 
Oakdale Cemetery
Dearborn County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec D, 193-7
Maintained by: Julie Tharp-Nichols
Originally Created by: Tom "Homer" W.
Record added: Jun 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14742292
Robert Richard Bob Tharp
Added by: Tom Perdiew
Robert Richard Bob Tharp
Added by: Tom "Homer" W.
Robert Richard Bob Tharp
Added by: Tom "Homer" W.
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