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Gassaway, Bob M.



Bob M. Gassaway, age 74, a Texan by birth and a man of the world, died May 19, 2016.

Born in Waco, Bob worked as a news reporter for his hometown radio station when he was in high school and was a stringer for news wire services across Texas. Hired by The Associated Press, he was one of the first reporters assigned to Vietnam, where he also was one of the first to go into the field with Marines. After earning a PhD in Sociology, he taught journalism and media ethics for 22 years in Missouri and New Mexico.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his daughter, MereAnn Reid (Ted); his sons, Robert and William; and his grandson, Arlo Reid. He also leaves many cherished nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

A private memorial service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, NM.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 29, 2016
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