Rushville Republican

April 29, 2013

Robert D. Wainwright, 82

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Robert D. Wainwright, 82, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away April 26, 2013, at home with his family by his side.

He was born Aug. 4, 1930, in Rushville.

He is survived by his wife, Sonya (married for 56 years); children, Cathy and Charlie Stotts, Betty Wainwright, Bob and Joan Wainwright, Tina and John Connor; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His siblings are Maurice Wainwright, Nancy Jones, Sarah David and Tom Wainwright.

He was preceded in death by Brian Wainwright, Porky Wainwright and Wilma Wainwright.

He graduated from Rushville High School in 1948. Bob had 28 years of service in the US Air Force and retired as a Lt. Col. to Tucson in 1976.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1975 with a BA. He earned his 50 year pin in the Masons, achieving the 33rd Degree. He was the Arizona State Grand Lodge Treasurer for over 13 years.

Bob was a dedicated family man who touched the lives of many with honor and integrity.

Visitation is 4 p.m. May 2 with a service starting at 7 p.m. at Brings Funeral Home, 6910 E. Broadway, Tucson, Ariz.   

Family requests donations in Bob’s memory to the American Cancer Society.