ROBERT “BOB” O. DAME

Posted On May 26th, 2013 -

ROBERT BOB O. DAME 92, died peacefully on May 14, 2013 at the Pohai Nani Care Center in Kaneohe. Bob was born on October 2, 1920 in Garden City, Long Island, New York to Frank L. and Mary Elizabeth (Elvidge) Dame. His two older brothers, Frank E. Dame and Edward L. Dame, predeceased him. Bob graduated from Garden City High and Cornell University (’42), and later received his MA degree in engineering from Stanford (’47), where he met his future wife, Jacklyn Hogan. He served in the Pacific during WWII as a civilian engineer with US military forces. After the war, Bob lived in S. California, where he worked for Bendix Corp, developing air-to-air missiles. His six children were born there. In 1960, he transferred to work at the Pacific Missile Range at Kaneohe Marine Base, settling with Jackie and the children in nearby Kailua. Bob was an avid runner and tennis player. He was president of the Kailua Racket Club and the Hawaii Tennis Assoc. He started his own tennis court construction and lighting company. He began running in 1970, often jogging on the streets and beaches of Kailua and Lanikai. He ran many road races, including the New York and Honolulu Marathons. Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jackie; 6 children: Wendy, Peggy, Bart, Lauren, Libby, and Alison; 4 grand- children: Garrett and Lea Eaton, Alison and David Dame-Boyle; a niece, Burnley Dame and a nephew, Frank L. Dame, Jr. A private service will be held.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran