Charles McConachie

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McConachie, Charles Robert "Bob" Charles Robert "Bob" McConachie, 69, passed away July 22, 2012, in Dallas. Born Dec. 9, 1942, in El Paso, TX, he was the only child of Lawrence Wesley McConachie and Phyllis Mae Lowe. Bob graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and from St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio. He taught Business Law at Sam Houston State University and later worked with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., as a trial attorney and Chief of the Consumer Affairs. Returning to Texas in 1979, he was a partner in several Dallas firms, including Simpson Woolley McConachie, LLP. He was proud to have handled nationally important cases in the areas of antitrust and food and drug law. Bob often appeared as a speaker and panelist at legal meetings and conferences; for 20 years he was on the Adjunct Faculty of SMU School of Law. A man of strong emotion and passionate interests, Bob was forever a UT fan, a political commentator, and above all, an avid sailor. He first sailed in San Francisco and spent happy years on Chesapeake Bay, in the British Virgin Islands, and on Texas lakes. Having reserved his greatest tenderness and caring for family, Bob will be fiercely missed by his loving wife Leslie, daughter Melissa Vogan and husband Mark, daughter Madeline Nash and husband Jon, daughter Melanie McConachie, step-daughters Caroline and Kendall Collier, his best canine buddy Benji, and two cats whom he'd probably prefer we not mention. He was proud of six and a half Vogan grandchildren: Rebecca, Rachel, Susannah, Bethany, Julia, Marianna, and a little one yet unborn. His fingers are crossed for more of same. Per his wishes, services will be private. Memorials may be made to the or the .

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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 29, 2012
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