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J. Robert CHAMBERLAIN

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CHAMBERLAIN, J. Robert J. ROBERT "BOB" CHAMBERLAIN J. Robert Chamberlain, 79, of Roswell, GA, passed away at his home on April 23, 2012. Bob was born on November 1, 1932 to John Henry Chamberlain and Anna Grazier Chamberlain in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. An only child, he married his high school sweet heart J. Gretchen Chamberlain, in 1953. He was married for 54 years to his beloved wife who passed away in 2007. He is survived by daughters, Valerie J. McCaffrey from Atlanta, GA, Lisa Ann Canady of Atlanta, GA and son Robert Scott Chamberlain of San Francisco, CA. "Jr" as we all called him, had 5 grandchildren - Lindsay Erin Cummings, Tampa, FL, Jessica Lauren McCaffrey of Boston, MA, Vivien Merrill Canady & Marshall Canady of Atlanta, GA, Brynner Wahei Chamberlain from San Francisco, CA. He has one great grandchild, Jayden Ryan Cummings, son of Lindsay and Teddy Cummings, with another new addition of a granddaughter due in May this year. Bob grew up in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania and graduated from Bethel Park High School in 1950. He went on to Penn State University and graduated in 1954. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He remained in contact with his fraternity brothers throughout his life. He was inducted in the US Army in September of 1954, and served his country honorably, until August of 1956. He then joined IBM in 1956 where he worked for his entire career. He rose rapidly in the ranks of IBM, including Branch Manager, Regional Manager and Sales Director of the IBM Product Centers. He retired from NYNEX, after NYNEX purchased the IBM Product Centers. Throughout his career he that began in Pittsburgh, he lived the "I've been moved" motto, living in cities including Pittsburgh, Wheeling West Virginia, Chicago, Syracuse and then Atlanta. Bob enjoyed many sports and actively played golf throughout his life. After writing the Masters for 22 years, he finally obtained 2 patron passes for the 4 days every year. He and Gretchen never missed a Masters until her death in 2007. His true passion later in life was traveling all over the world with his wife Gretchen. We will celebrate JR's life at 2pm on Saturday, April 28th at St. Aidans Episcopal Church in Alpharetta. The address is 1360 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta, GA. www.staidans.org, 770-521-0207. Services will be followed by a reception at the same location. In lieu of flowers, JR requested donations be made to the The , or St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 26, 2012
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