Robert Eugene Mytinger, DrPH

Posted On January 14th, 2011 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC


Robert Eugene Mytinger succumbed to cancer on December 20, 2010 at Straub Hospital. He was born September 24, 1926, in Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota, to Hubert Chase and Gladys Matilda (Spence) Mytinger. He served in the U.S. Naval Medical Service Corps during World War II and the Korean conflict. He earned his public health degrees at U.C.L.A. and U.C. Berkeley. Bob was a Professor Emeritus of Public Health in the University of Hawaii School of Public Health. He worked in the Western Consortium for Public Health’s Burma Project under U.S.A.I.D. auspices, and served as Vice President of Community Relations for H.M.S.A.

Bob loved sailing, was an avid golfer and world traveler. He cherished the summers spent with his family at their Lake Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, home. Of all his accomplishments, Bob was the most proud of having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Bob was the recipient of the John J. Sippey Public Health Western Branch Award and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

He is survived by wife, Faye, daughters Heidi (Bradley) Gassman & Melissa Mytinger, grandchildren, Netta Jo Gassman, Laura Albers, Jennifer (Mark) Nelson and Christopher Maytag and three great grandchildren.

Inurnment will be at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) at a later date. Suggested memorials can be made to the Hawaii Division of Boy Scouts of America, the Hawaii Junior Golf Program or the H.M.S.A. Foundation.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran