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ROBERT DAUBERT

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PITTSBORO — Robert Henry Daubert, Bob, aged 65, died Saturday, July 19, at his home in Pittsboro, North Carolina. His death was predicated by complications stemming from a bone marrow transplant in 2009 that cured his acute myelogenous leukemia. A memorial gathering will be held September 6 at the Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro at 1:00pm. Bob was born on December 5, 1948, in Fort Collins, Colorado, to Henry and Elizabeth Dorothea (née Deines) Daubert. The family moved during Bob's childhood to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bob attended Tulsa public schools and graduated with honors from Nathan Hale High School in 1967. Bob earned an Armco Steel scholarship and attended Rice University, studying chemical engineering and graduating in 1971. Bob married Beverly Jeanne Sargent (originally of Macon, Georgia) in 1971 in Houston, Texas. The couple moved to State College, Pennsylvania, where Bob attended graduate school in environmental engineering. Bob and Jeanne developed an interest in crafts and relocated to Dobson, North Carolina. Bob and Jeanne created their own basket-weaving label, Houses for Little Things, and Bob also applied himself to woodworking. Ultimately, Bob obtained formal training in computer science and developed applications for several firms, including Abitibi-Price Inc., Qualcomm Inc., and Forward Air Inc., where he was instrumental in implementing a cutting-edge transport tracking system. In addition to being greatly dedicated to his work, Bob was a loving father and explored a variety of avocations that he shared with his family. Over the years Bob pursued beekeeping, fishing, running, bicycling, and sailing and for a time commuted for work by motorcycle to Tennessee from North Carolina, spending weeknights in the cabin of a small sailboat docked on a lake. With Jeanne as first mate, he even sailed to the Bahamas. When the children were grown, the couple built a home in Melbourne Village, Florida. In 2009 Bob and Jeanne returned to North Carolina for Bob's treatment and eventually settled in Pittsboro. Bob had an evergreen zest for life; his passion was for finding out and respecting how each thing worked, from crawdads to internal combustion engines to white blood cells. He delighted in discovering a common thread with everyone he met. Bob is survived by his wife Jeanne; daughters Catherine and Elizabeth, his three grandsons, his mother Dorothea, three sisters Marilyn, Karen and Carol and many other close friends and relatives. Bob is preceded in death by his father, Henry Daubert. Memorial gifts may be made to the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: unclineberger.org


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Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2014
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