Robert P. Richmond Bob, 85, of Phoenix, passed away January 26, 2008. Bob was born in Washington, D.C. on December 25, 1922, to Dr. Paul Richmond, Jr. and Helen Moore Richmond. As the son of a Navy medical officer, Bob lived in many places growing up, including Haiti; the Philippine Islands; Washington, D.C.; Bremerton, Washington; and San Diego, California. He graduated from M.I.T. in 1943 and served in the Seabees branch of the Navy during World War II. After returning from the war, he earned a J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore Law School while working full-time for Esso as a chemical engineer. He had a career that spanned 45 years with what is now Exxon Mobil, working for the company in Baltimore, Maryland; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Mumbai, India; and Singapore, spending the last ten years of his retirement enjoying the sunshine and good weather in Phoenix. Bob had a lifelong love for the game of golf and continued playing up until his final illness in December of 2007. He also took pride in his long-time membership and involvement in the Sons of the American Revolution. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marian; his two daughters: Barbara Berman Mike of Phoenix, Arizona and Nancy Ward John of Katy, Texas; grandchildren: Paul Berman, Steve Berman, Laura Berman, Dan Ward, and Emily Ward; nieces and nephews: Christine Laning, Luci Laning Block, Robin Terry, John Paul Terry, and Richard Terry; and grand-nieces and grand-nephews: Jerry Block, Katie Block, Shane Burke, Flynn Burke, and Ren Burke. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004.
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