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ROBERT MERTON SPINK

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Robert M. Spink (Bondo Bob) Inventor, International Business Entrepreneur, Artist and Pilot, passed away on September 28, 2010. Born, July 6, 1920 in Davisville, Rhode Island, Bob was in the Navy during World War II. After an honorable discharge he moved to Miami, FL where he invented Bondo and started several auto businesses. He then moved to St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands where he lived for 40 years. During that time he started and operated several businesses involving a Marina, and a Charter Airline (By Air, Inc.) Bob built his own home in Agnes Fancy on St. Thomas with a magnificent view of Charlotte Amalie and the Caribbean Sea. It was so beautiful it inspired Bob to become an accomplished artist. He painted for himself; friends and he sold some paintings to the public. In 1985 Bob bought a part time home and hangar in Spruce Creek Fly-In. and moved permanently to Port Orange in 2007. Bob was a member of EAA and the Q.B.'s. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Phyllis; sister, Ruth Cooley; daughter, Sally Reynolds; step daughter, Daryl Anne Barbic; grandson, Roy Reynolds; great-granddaught-ers, Kayla and Annabelle; and his beloved golden retriever, Ginger. Donations may be made in his memory to a charity of choice. Private Service at Bob's request. Arrangements under the direction of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Port Orange, FL.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2010
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