Robert E. Haine passed away peacefully on Friday, September 13, 2013. "Bob" was born in Arapahoe, Nebraska to parents Guy Haine and Anna Koelmel, June 17, 1930.
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In his youth, he played football for his high school team, the Arapahoe Warriors, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1953 where he played trumpet in the marching band and was an Associate Editor of ND Scholastic. After working as a reporter for the Omaha World Herald he attended the University of Missouri for graduate studies in journalism. Bob moved into corporate journalism and public relations, working for a number of companies: Pacific Telephone in San Francisco, Shell Oil Company in Los Angeles and W.R. Grace & Co. in New York, where he met Anna Louise O'Byrne. In 1969 Bob moved to Houston to work for Zapata Corporation and married Louise the same year. Bob's career flourished in Houston where he worked for Ketchum MacLeod & Grove, Inc., and Weatherford International. Bob served as President for both the Houston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the Texas Public Relations Society. He was a co-founder of the Houston Corporate Relations Roundtable, and was an active member of St. Michael's Parish and Sociable Seniors, the Briarmeadow Neighborhood Association, AARP, and Notre Dame Alumni Association. Bob enjoyed fishing trips at the family lake house in East Texas and hunting trips in his home town.
Bob is survived by his wife Anna Louse Haine, two sons Rob [Angie] and Chris [Elizabeth] and his four grandchildren Audrey, Zachary, Samuel and Max. Bob's life is a testament to his love of family and friends. He will be dearly missed as a great husband, father, grandfather, friend and Fighting Irish football fan.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Ezell [Memorial Hermann], Dr. Garcia-Manero [MD Anderson], and the Houston Hospice for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson, Houston Hospice, or
A Memorial Mass will take place at 10am on Thurs., Sept. 19, St. Michael Catholic Church ~ 1801 Sage Rd. Houston, Texas 77056. Go Irish!
Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 15, 2013