Robert, born in Madison, South Dakota on February 26, 1925, passed at the age of 89. After completing high school, Robert was inducted into the service and joined the Navy and served his country until 1946. Upon leaving the service, Robert enrolled in college back in the University of South Dakota at Vermillion, and completed his college education within three years at the University of Syracuse, New York. Robert spent his early career in his father's Madison based store, Galloway's, and then moved into personnel work in Guam and then later as a Director of Personnel for both Fresno and then Phoenix, where he retired in 1985. He loved retirement where he enjoyed tennis, music, reading, and traveling. His daughters moved he and his wife of 63 years, Gayle, back to Fresno in 2010. Gayle passed in 2011. Robert was a quiet man who more than anything loved his wife and his four girls along with his dog, Frostie. He will be missed greatly by them. He is survived by his four daughters, Diane Barsanti and her husband Rich, Erla Stanley and her husband Darrell, Paula Powell and her husband Tom, Bobbie Walsh and her husband, Ben; his seven grandchildren, Angela, Julie, Kyle, Jamie, Kelly, Billy, and Brittney; and his six great grandchildren, Addyson, Makenna, Tivoli, Benton, Kylie, and Keegan. Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 475 North Broadway Street, Fresno, California (559)233-2101
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Published in the Fresno Bee on July 20, 2014