ELSETH Robert (Bob), 37 passed away on September 11, 2001 at the Navy Command Center in the Pentagon. He is survived by his wife Annette, daughter Faith, parents Berta and Curtis Elseth, brothers Jim and Harlan, and sister Nancy. Bob was a 1987 graduate of The Ohio State University. He served 10 years on active duty with the United States Navy, serving on the USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG -5), USS DONALD B. BEARY (FF-1085), and the USS JOHN RODGERS (DD-983) and served as an Instructor at the Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, RI. While at Surface Warfare Officer School, Bob was recognized as the Junior Officer of the Year for Newport Naval Ashore Commands. Bob was active in his church as a Sunday School teacher for first grades, and also coached Girls Soccer. Along with friends, Bob was a founding partner of Delta Resources, Inc. a defense consulting firm. He continued to served the Navy as an Officer in the Naval Reserve in a number of units including his most recent service in the Naval Command Center. He will be remembered by all as a loving son, a caring brother, a devoted husband, a friends to all , and a father like no other. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2001, at 3:00 PM at Messiah United Methodist Church, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church at the address listed above, a local chapter of the Red Cross, or the USO at P. O. Box 96898, Washington, DC 20090-6898. Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery at a later date.
Paid Notice published in THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION on September 22, 2001.