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Robert Emerson Wilkinson

WILKINSON

Posted By: Mary Welty Hart (email)
Date: 6/14/2006 at 16:15:48

The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, California
Tuesday, May 10, 1994, page B4

Robert Emerson Wilkinson, passed away while holding his daughter's hand in his beloved San Diego on April 28, 1994.

Bob was born in Lincoln, Nebraska September 3, 1920. The oldest of five brothers and sisters, he grew up in Winterset, Iowa.

He was a member of the Marine Corps. 3rd Defense Battalion during World War II and was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After the war, Bob settled in San Diego where he graduated from San Diego State College.

Bob retired from Rockwell International in 1981 after more than 35 years in the aerospace industry. Bob was a lifelong golfer and shot three hole-in-one's. In recent years he was a member of the San Diego Carnation Chapter 3 of of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

He leaves behind his daughter Cheryl, his sons Dan and Bud, his sister Midge, his brothers Bill and John, his grandchildren Stephanie, Scott, Michael, Benjamin and Aleen, many nieces and nephews, and friends around the world.

Bob remained independent and irrepressible, living his life to the fullest. For his life was an adventure and he did things his way. We will love him always.

In his memory donations can be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, San Diego Chapter, 4010 Morena Boulevard, Suite 224, San Diego, California 92117. In keeping with his joie de vivre, a wake in his memory was held at Victor's by the Bay on May 1. Family goodbyes were said on May 2 at Point Loma.
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Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, May 25, 1994

ROBERT WILKINSON, San Diego, Calif.

Former Winterset resident Robert Emerson Wilkinson, 73, died April 28, 1994 in San Diego, Calif. A wake was held May 1 in San Diego. His ashes were scattered at sea at Point Loma.

He was born in Lincoln, Neb. September 3, 1920. He graduated from Winterset High School in 1938. He left Wintersest in 1941 to enter the Marine Corps and was at Pearl Harbor on December 7. He later settled in San Diego and worked for Rockwell International in the aerospace industry.

Surviving relatives include his daughter, Cheryl; two sons, Dan and Bud; one sister, Midge; two brothers, Bill and John; and five grandchildren.


 

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