Robert Carter (Bob) Cauthorn of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. He was 91 years old. Bob was born August 27, 1922 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Chowning Cauthorn and Hazel Read Cauthorn. He was a sergeant in the Signal Corps of the 102nd Infantry Division of the US Army during the WWII, landing in Cherbourg, France in September, 1944. He earned an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech, and graduate degrees from Princeton and Tulane. Dr. Cauthorn taught at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and West Virginia University. Bob served as a City Councilman in Tucson in the early 1970s. Bob was a compassionate, kind, funny and a life-long learner who was much loved by his family and many friends. He is survived by his loving wife and great companion, Joan Kaye Cauthorn, as well as by his sister, Margaret Cauthorn Stevens (Pierce) and children, Robert (Paulette), James (Julie), Daniel, Matthew (Arlene), Jennifer Kaye Marsden (Steve) and Jill Kohl (Randy). He was the proud grandfather of Luke, Michael, Emma, Max, Rebecca, Sarah, Eli and Nate Cauthorn, Ayla Marsden and Siena and Jeremy Kohl. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Giudici Cauthorn. He was a great, loving soul who will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arizona Theatre Company. A Memorial Service will be held at Robert and Joan's Cauthorn's home, Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Sept. 19, 2013