Sepucha, Robert C. "Bob"
70, of McLean Virginia, died on August 9, 2013 after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Born in in Salem, Massachusetts, Bob was the son of Charles and Stella and brother of Eleanor. Raised in Cambridge and Belmont, Massachusetts, Bob was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his doctorate in engineering physics from the University of California San Diego. He spent a long and successful career in the defense industry, including time in the directed energy office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He spent the last two decades in the private sector, and was named chief executive officer of SPARTA, Inc. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 47 years, his daughter Laura, his sons Robert and David, and six grandchildren. He was an inspiration to family and family and will be sorely missed. Visiting hours will be from 2-4pm and 6-8pm Friday, August 16 at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Boulevard, ARLINGTON, Virginia. Funeral services will be at 9:30am Saturday, August 17 at the Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALS Therapy Development Institute. See more at www.alstdi.org