Cocoa Beach, FL
Robert (Bob, Ret. Lt. Col U.S.A.F.) was one of fourteen children born to the late Elsie and William Reichenbach on August 5, 1928 in New York. He joined the Marines when he was 17 for three years, and then spent the next four years at Syracuse University where he earned his B.A. in Business Management. Bob then entered the Air Force and finished flight school, becoming a First Lt. and began flying. He flew 11 different types of aircraft and ended up as a Lt. Col. flying the C141. He married Jan Reichenbach of S.C. in April of 1956. While in the Air Force, he flew to most noncommunist countries of the world. He was awarded the Bronze Star, A.F. Commendation, Good Conduct, Small Arms Expert, A.F. Longevity award, Armed Forces Expeditionary, and Small Arms Expert medals. He was predeceased in life by his brothers: Ralph, William, Richard and Lee, and his sisters: Gretta, Mona and Margaret. Bob is survived by his wife, Janet; his son, Carl (Sheryl) from Denver, CO; his daughter, Lisa Martin (Dave), Cocoa Beach, FL; his four very loved grandchildren, Mike and Brett Reichenbach, Holly and David Martin; his one great grand-daughter, Liliana; his brothers, David and Allen; his sisters, Rita, Lois, Gail and Dawn; and he will be greatly missed by all of them. Services will be private. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors in Virginia. You may sign Bob's guest book at www.beckman-williamson.com.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2014
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931