More detail on this person: Robert Graben Robert Graben CW 4 US Army Retired January 8, 1936 - January 27, 2010 Bob passed away last Wednesday surrounded by the loving presence of all his family. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his parents Ida and Frederick Graben and his brothers Ralph and Fred; his in laws Daniel and Lorraine Muth .. Bob retired from the military having served his country proudly as a helicopter and multi engine fixed wing pilot with one tour in Korea, three tours in Viet Nam and multiple deployments in Nigeria, South America, Gemini spaceship recovery teams and a member of the U.S. Army Board of Aviation Safety. He was a graduate of Chaminade University. Bob's dearest love was his family. He is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, Rosemary; his daughter Anne and her husband Craig Titchener and their children Nathan, Joanna, Samuel, Benjamin, and son in law Jamal; his daughter Susan and her husband Ron Richardson and their children Lindsay, Stephanie, Katie, and great grandchildren Jrew, Marin and Ty and sons in law Jake and Will; son Daniel and family Laurie, Lauren and Dillon; brother John; sister and brother in law Kay and Bob and their dear families. He also felt much fondness in his heart for his military brothers and his golfing friends. A loving family service was held Saturday January 30 at his home. High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth,, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun split clouds - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung, My eager craft through footless halls of air .... Up, up the long delirious burning blue I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace, Where never lark or even eagle flew ... And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sancity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God. John Magee In our hearts forever we say goodbye with all our love.
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