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Robert P. Sartain

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Robert P. Sartain Obituary
Sartain, Robert P.

Robert P. "Bob" Sartain, 78, passed away on January 21, 2016. He was born on Nov. 9, 1937, in Mineral Wells, Texas to John Eugene and Ruby Purefoy Sartain. He graduated from Amon Carter High School in Ft. Worth, Tx in 1956.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army. He began a long career with the FAA working at the Albuquerque Center and teaching air traffic control at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. He retired in 1997.

He spent the last several years of his life in Green Valley, AZ. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, traveling, reading, and telling funny stories.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Shelly and husband Donald; a son, John and wife, Kelly; four grandchildren of whom he was especially proud: Cayley, Bailey, Emily, and JJ; a brother, Bill; a sister, Linda; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends in Albuquerque and in Green Valley, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Clovis Christian School, P.O. Box 608, Clovis, NM 88102, which held a special place in his heart.

Services have been held, and condolences can be left at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 27, 2016
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