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Robert Anthony Inman

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Photo Robert Anthony Inman Died suddenly on November 20, 2006 in San Francisco. Robert was born in San Francisco in 1931, the son of an internationally known surgeon and academic. He attended Grattan School and Lowell High, achieving the highest honors, working summers as manager of a Santa Clara commercial farm founded by his great-great grandfather in 1852. The farm house is now the Inman-Haeden Museum, in the middle of Silicon Valley. Following graduation from Stanford with distinction (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1952, Bob was awarded back-to-back Fulbright Scholarships. He authored a successful play which was performed by the Kaleidoskoptheater ensemble in Vienna. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, from Norway to Turkey. In the U.S. Army , he served as a linguist and field agent in Intelligence Headquarters (Northen Europe). Upon his discharge, he completed a year of graduate studies at the Free University of Berlin. Inman taught and received his masters degree at the University of Washington, and later as an editor in the President's Office, he began writing his first novel. Subsequently, he lived and worked for many years in Colorado, as an editor, reporter and librarian for the Denver Post. After moving to NYC, he was the editor of all six scientific journals for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, from 1983 to 1987. His publications included two novels, The Torturer's Horse (1965) and The Blood Endures (1981). He received the O. Henry Prize for a short story, I'll Call You (1981). He published other numerous short stories and articles, and was awaiting publication of a new novel, Delphi, when he died. Inman was recognized in both Who's Who in America and in the World. He was recognized by Men of Achievement in 1992. Robert was amicably divorced from Joan Marshall after 30 years of marriage. They had since remained loving friends. He is survived by his mother, Irene Cootey Inman of Alameda; two sons, Michael Verne Inman, PhD of Healdsburg, Jeffrey Thornton Inman of New Mexico; and two brothers, Richard Haeden Inman of Mariposa, Verne Thomas Inman, PhD of Alameda, and his loving companion, David Wahlberg of Santa Rosa. Included is those many friends and relatives are David Gartshore, Gwen Inman, Judy Inman, Lisa Rose Inman, MD, Jessica Inman, Dianna Inman, Richard Inman, Jr., Ryan Inman, Amity Inman. The family plans private services at the burial site in Santa Clara. Those wishing to attend may call 510-865-1315 or contact the funeral directors. HALSTED N.GRAY - CAREW & ENGLISH (415) 673-3000
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, 2006
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