Bob peacefully went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2021. He is survived by his children John (Julie) Addy, Marianne (Jim) Dinsmore, Susan (Mark) Keriacos, Christine, Jean (Jeff) Little, and grandchildren, Olivia (James), Ian, Lucy, William, Joseph, Emelia, Robert, Nicholas (Ashley), Collin (Monika), Erica and Robert (Christina) and great grandchild Pixie.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan (LeBlanc), in 1979.
Bob was born December 7, 1923, in Detroit, Michigan, and worked as an Electrical Engineer to promote public transportation safety throughout his career. He retired from the Michigan Aeronautics Commission in 1991.
Always led in faith, he was a devout and prayerful Catholic, whose service included being the past President of the St. Thomas Aquinas school board. He also enjoyed teaching mathematics in technical vocations at Lansing Community College.
At any gathering, Bob could be found in the center of the crowd, singing, laughing or telling jokes. His love of music and singing began in the church and led him to his wife, Joan, and soon passed their love of music onto their children and grandchildren. Also an avid pilot, in his free time, he could be found above the clouds, doing “touch and go’s” or taking his family on trips. Flying led to another passion loved and enjoyed with his son and grandson.
Above all, his care and concern for others was central to any encounter with family and friends, new and old.
A visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 955 Alton Rd., East Lansing, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit https://www.cskdetroit.org/more-than-about-food/ or to the St. Thomas Aquinas school fund https://www.elcatholics.org/complete-list.
A livestream will be available here : http://facebook,com/elcatholics