Robert Henry English, Jr

Robert Henry English, Jr

Birth
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Death 13 Mar 2011 (aged 89)
Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 165957191 · View Source
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Obituary from The News Journal of March 17, 2011:

Age 89, of Newark, DE, went to be with the Lord March 13, 2011, at Christiana Hospital.

Bob was born in Atlanta, GA, September 30, 1921 and grew up in Panama, Hawaii, California and other areas where his father, a naval officer, was stationed. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, Bob completed the World War II years serving in the U.S. Navy. In 1946 he began his 35-year career with DuPont, working first at the Belle Plant near Charleston, WV, and then at Louviers in Newark. Bob's beloved spouse for 61 years until her death in 2008 was the former Vivian Ray Snider of Hundred, WV, whom he married February 22, 1947. Bob was a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Newark, where he was a strong supporter of missions and in earlier years participated in church projects including mission trips for disaster relief. He was also involved in the local Alzheimer's Association. Bob loved nature and spent many vacations at WV state parks, the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, and touring the National Parks in the West. His favorite hobby was golf. He enjoyed photography and was a master story-teller. Bob will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his sister, Eloise English Davies of Chestertown, MD; his daughter, Marian E. English of Richmond, VA; and his son, Robert H. English, III, and wife Teresa of Smyrna, DE. He is survived also by his grandson, Nathan Hackney and wife Stacey of Bear, DE and by a number of nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, Rear Admiral Robert H. English and Eloise Walker English and by his sister, Cornelia English Monthan. Family will receive friends Friday, March 18, at 11 am, at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Newark, where a celebration of life service will follow at 12 noon. All are invited to the reception afterward. Interment will be in Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 308 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711, designated for the mission fund. To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=robert-henry-english&pid=149359252#sthash.abFKNnlP.dpuf


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  • Created by: Meg Monthan
  • Added: 24 Jun 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 165957191
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Henry English, Jr (30 Sep 1921–13 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 165957191, citing Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Meg Monthan (contributor 47105523) .