ISHAM, Robert C. 73, of Oldsmar, died on Nov. 14, 2012. Known to family & friends as"Captain Bob," he married fellow Penn State graduate, Barbara G. Gomber in 1962. Barbara passed away on May 21, 2012. Bob joined the Coast Guard Reserve in 1961 and retired twenty-five years later as a Captain and Commander, Reserve Group Upper Mississippi River. In 1965, he joined Monsanto as a copywriter and retired in 1986 as advertising and public relations director, Monsanto Industrial Chemicals Co. During 1983, he was president of the five thousand member Business and Professional Advertising Association. Moving to Tampa Bay in 1986, he started a second career as a stock broker. A Rotarian, he was chairman of the Dunedin Club foundation for four years. He will be especially remembered by his son, Robert Jr. & wife, Sheila; grandchildren, Ashlei & Jessica; daughter, Suzanne Basalla & husband, John. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Suncoast Hospice House at Brookside. Dobies FH - Tarpon
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 16, 2012