Hume, Robert "Bob" Marshall III Devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, world-class chemical engineer and inventor died of heart failure on December 7, 2012 at age 65. His parents, Robert and Rosemary, as well as his brother, William preceded him in death. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Bob attended the University of Maine, Orono for both undergraduate and graduate work. Bob grew up in Maine and married the love of his life, Candie, who sat by his side through a long illness to the very end of his life. Bob and Candie moved to Minnesota and raised 4 children: Jobin, Courtney (Ken Foster), Bob (Carrie Lucking), and Ashley (Aaron Saar). A prolific inventor, Bob obtained numerous patents as a Director of Research and Development for HB Fuller, as well as through independent work. When not tinkering in his lab (or the kitchen), Bob loved to fly-fish, hunt, and watch politics on FOX News. More recently, Bob spent most of his time playing with his beloved granddaughter, Harper, who was the light of his life. In addition to Harper, there are many children who called him "Grandpert" and he loved them all. Bob is survived by his wife and children, as well as his brothers, Benjamin and John David (Tim Vigue), and numerous family friends like Terry and Jeanne Lund and Jim and Dar Hagquist who gave him comfort and joy. The Hume family would like to send their deepest appreciation to the doctors and staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the Minneapolis Heart Institute for their care and support. Visitation will be held at 2 PM on 12/13 with service following at 4 PM. Both will take place at Lutheran Church of Peace, 47 Century Ave. S. Maplewood, MN 55119. Memorials should be sent to the Robert Hume Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine, Orono or the Minneapolis Heart Institute.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.