Hoover, Robb Lee
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Lt Col USAF (Ret.)
Aug 5, 1935 - Oct 29, 2012
Robb Lee Hoover was born in Logansport, IN. He spent his high school days in Green Bay, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin - during that time he became an avid Packer fan. He enlisted in the Army for four years, then moved to Milwaukee where he met a young nurse, Shirley Howard. He realized his true ambition was the military, so this time he decided to try the Air Force as an Aviation Cadet. He later graduated from Washburn University, Topeka, KS. He became an Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO). His first operational assignment was Forbes AFB, KS as an EWO in the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. Next, he went to Yokota AFB Japan followed by Kadena AFB Okinawa as a RC-135 EWO. Then back to HQ SAC Reconnaissance Center at Offutt. After a tour in RAF Mildenhall UK, he returned to Offutt as a HQ SAC Intelligence officer until his retirement in 1981. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a senior military analyst for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for 20 years. Robb was involved with the 55th Wing Association, Omaha World Affairs Council, Offutt Book Club, Strategic Roost of the Association of Old Crows, CASH Investments and Romeo breakfast group. Robb received many awards in his life, including: "Hoover Auditorium" at Maxwell AFB AL and "Hoover Lounge" at the 343rd Reconnaissance Squadron at Offutt. He was also inducted into the 55th Wing Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was Grand Marshall at Bellevue, NE Veteran's Day Parade. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley, son Grant and his wife Kara Schweiss, daughter Lisa Curtis and her husband Les; three grand children Amelia Lambert and Brock and Quinn Hoover; and brother-in-law Bill and Linda Howard, Beloit Wisconsin; plus several nieces and nephews. Robb's stories, wit and love will be greatly missed by his family, friends and Air Force buddies. He was truly a wonderful man.
VISITATION Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6-8pm at Anderson Grove Presbyterian Church at 12005 S. 36th St. Bellevue. MEMORIAL SERVICE Friday, November 2, 2012, 3pm at Capehart Chapel at 25th & Capehart, Bellevue. Robb's ashes will later be interred in the Veteran's cemetery that is soon to be built. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to: 55th Wing Association, Inc., P.O. Box 13165, Offutt AFB, NE 68113. BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
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Published in Omaha World-Herald from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2012