|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1919|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 2012|
Dr. Robert J. Detamore, 93, of Carmel, passed away September 20, 2012. Robert was born, March 15, 1919 in Portland, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ethel Detamore; wife, Helen Irene (McKinley); brother Edward Detamore (Doris) and sister AnnaMary Humphries (Jim).
Robert is survived by his daughter, LuAnn Boots (Ron); son, James Detamore (Charlotte Anne); grandchildren, Andrew and Jessica Boots; nephew, David Humphries (Louanne); nieces Cathy Lingard (Bill) and Jeannie DeDominick (Rob).
Robert attended both Purdue and Indiana University. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He graduated from IU with a degree in chemistry. He continued his education at Northwestern University and received his Doctorate of Dentistry followed by a degree in Periodontics from Tufts University.
Robert practiced dentistry in the US Air Force and served during his career at bases in New Mexico, New York, California, Texas, Spain and Nebraska before retiring at the rank of colonel in 1970. He then moved his family home to Indiana where he taught at the IU Dental School in Indianapolis along with practicing part-time dentistry until he fully retired in 1987.
Robert was a kind, loving and thoughtful man. He enjoyed sharing the love of Christ with others. He was a member of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. He was active in the Bill Glass/Chuck Colson prison ministry, medical ministries, mission trips, and Christian Bible studies during his retirement.
His hobbies included playing the piano and trumpet, watching Purdue football, IU and Purdue basketball, playing golf, traveling and supporting his grandchildren in their many activities.
Helen Irene McKinley Detamore (1920 - 1999)*
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Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
Created by: William Taber
Record added: Sep 23, 2012
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Added: Apr. 21, 2013