Robert Rector Sr. Obituary

Robert H. Rector Sr.
Robert H. Rector Sr.

March 17, 1919 - June 16, 2020
Born in New York, New York
Resided in Bend, Oregon


Robert Howard Rector, a World War II Veteran of Bend Oregon, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2020. Bob was born on March 17, 1919 to Porter and Catherine Rector. Bob left New York when he was drafted into the Army in 1942. In September, 1942 he received his wings and served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot of fighters and bombers. He was honorably discharged in 1947 as a Captain. Bob loved flying and often expressed his favorite plane was the B-26.

Bob married the love of his life Betty, on August 3, 1944. Bob and Betty shared 65 wonderful years together. Bob was a Systems Engineer for Lockheed and their Chief Flight Instructor for their Flying Club. Many family summer vacations were piloted by Bob throughout the country.

Bob is survived by his son Rob - wife Karen, his daughter Kathleen, two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services to be held at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery. A Celebration of his Life will take place in Denver Co.




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