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Robert Bacon

Robert Joseph Bacon born January 10, 1927, in Wildwood, New Jersey, the son of Alfred and Katherine O'Brien Bacon. He and his older brother, Alfred Jr., were raised in Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE. He died on January 19, 2013 in Houston, TX.
Married to Mary Elizabeth Baker in December 1949, he is survived by his beloved wife and their four children and their respective families: Elizabeth Bacon Johnson and her husband, Dr. Charles W. Johnson, of Lee's Summit, MO; Robert J. Bacon, Jr. and his wife, Annie Matocha Bacon of Austin, TX; Thomas G. Bacon, and his wife Laura Randall Bacon of Houston, TX and their children, Katy and Drew; and Douglas Bacon and his wife, Allison Temple Bacon of Chicago and their children Taylor and Andy.
Mr. Bacon graduated from the Pennsylvania State College School of Agriculture in 1948 and received an M.S. degree from the University of Delaware in 1949. He had served in the US Army and the Army Reserve. He instructed at the University of Delaware prior to joining the DuPont Company and moving to Texas. After serving in various positions in Wilmington, DE and Atlanta, GA, the family returned to Texas. Upon retiring from the DuPont Company, he founded and enjoyed operating the Comcord Company, Inc., an organization he was encouraged to put together by former customers to solve some basic problems in the industry.
In his younger years he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He thoroughly enjoyed his years of boating on the Chesapeake Bay, which he shared with his wife, Mary, and their four children. His music tastes ran to bag-piping and it was not uncommon to hear a piper playing at most family and other Bacon organized social functions. Oil painting was another hobby and he enjoyed modest commercial success doing bronze sculptures.
His family will always celebrate him and miss him very much. At his request, there will be no services.


Published in Houston Chronicle from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2013
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