Robert Brumbaugh

Obituary of Robert Milton Brumbaugh

Robert M. Brumbaugh Robert M. Brumbaugh was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1929 and died on March 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Sallee; sons Craig, Kurt, Matt; daughter Sallee Ann; daughters-in-law, Rose, Lynn and Cricket; he is also survived by seven granddaughters. In 1944 Bob and his mother moved to San Fernando Valley, California. He attended UCLA graduating in 1956. During this time he served three years in the army studying Russian at the Army Language School in Monterey and was later stationed in Alaska. Bob worked for Lockheed on the Polaris Missile program at the test base in Bonny Doon. At its completion he transferred to Sunnyvale where he worked on several programs. He was on the Glomar Explorer that went out to pick up Manganese Nodules from the ocean floor. His last program was the Hubble Space Telescope and he watched it launched in Florida. He and his wife were presidents of the first SLV Elementary Home and School Club and served on the Junior High Home and School club. He helped on many projects for improving the school facilities. Bob loved sports and attended hundreds of his children's and then granddaughter's games. He was a member of the SLV Booster Club and was it's second president. After retiring from Lockheed he returned to his true love; rocks, minerals and geology. He taught seminars at Cabrillo College and gave mineral and gem talks to many elementary school classes. He was an active member of the Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society. Bob loved to travel and went all over in his truck and fifth wheel. He took many trips with his family, friends Marty and Jack Larkin and his Australian friends, Denny and Terry Waggstaffe. An open house in his memory will be held at Matt & Cricket Brumbaugh's home at 200 Holiday Lane in Ben Lomond, Friday April 22 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Friends are invited. Contributions are preferred to the SLV "Athletic" Booster's Club, attention Brumbaugh Fund, P.O. Box 616, Felton, CA 95018.
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