Robert Humphreys
Robert 'Bob' Humphreys

San Diego
Robert "Bob" Humphreys, 79 born in PA, passed away March 5, 2021. He was a US NAVY Vet CEC, sweets lover (especially his wife's baking), blood donor, photographer and engineer. When young Bob loved fishing, going to the shore in Cape May NJ, and racing cars competitively. While in college, he met the love of his life, and in 1966 Bob and Barbara married. After graduating from Drexel University, he served in the US NAVY as a Civil Engineer. He enjoyed tooling around in his British Sports cars, wind in his hair and Barbara at his side. Bob is survived by wife Barbara of 54 years, siblings Howard and Linda, children Robert and Kristin. Bob's service will be held at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego on May 12, 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: CEC/SEABEE, Historical Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 657, Gulfport, Mississippi 39502-0657
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Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on May 9, 2021.
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Dear Barb and the Humpheys family:

There are engineers and then there are "real engineers." Bob was a "real engineer." Alice and I (although occasionally just myself) enjoyed seeing you and Bob at the annual Austin-Healey Club San Diego Christmas party. Both of you were very welcoming.

Barb: You and Bob were such a great-looking and loving couple. Bob's Austin-Healey looked so much better than mine. Showing my age, I am an original owner of my 1967 3000 MKIII. It still runs well, but it would be better if Bob could have helped me out.

I was a career Naval Officer and Navy pilot, so I had great resepct for our Navy civil engineers. The ones who graduated with me from the U.S. Naval Academy were "super sharp," so I know Bob fit into that high level category. To the Navy's credit, they always hand-picked their civil engineers. I was a Vietnam-era verteran like Bob, so I know the dedication and commitment to our efforts by Bob and the other pathfinders.

The funeral service at Miramer National Cemetery was very special, since the CEC and Bob's service were important parts of Bob's legacy. Ther was a very loyal contingent from the Austin-Healey Club of San Diego at the funeral service, some of whom brought their spiffed up Austin-Healeys in recogniton and honor of you and Bob.

We will miss Bob so much. I hope to see you at the next Austin-Healey Christmas Party.


George and Alice Hurley
George Hurley
May 13, 2021
You were always a good brother to me, Bob. Saving me from spiders, checking on me and taking me out to dinner while I was in nursing school and numerous visits after we grew up. You always had my back and you are missed. Barb, you are my only sister and as time goes on remember you can count on us! Linda
Linda Fortney
May 11, 2021
We miss you dad, its your turn.
Kristin Popowich
May 11, 2021

Bob and Barbara shared a great sense of humor and teased me for years about a blond wig. We had many laughs over that.

They were also generous friends with their time, coming to see me in Coronado Hospital after my hip surgery. I will never forget Bob.

So sorry for Barbara's huge loss.
Marilyn Link
May 10, 2021
A steady hand on the club tiller...
Fulton Martin
May 9, 2021
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