Robert L. “Bob” Baros passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 after an extended series of illnesses culminating in congestive heart failure. Bob was born January 6, 1928 to Rudy J. and Albina Spann Baros of Yoakum,Texas, where he grew up. Bob was a passionate University of Texas graduate in electrical Engineering. During WWII he served proudly in the U.S. Navy on the USS General Anderson in the Pacific. He married his sweetheart, Birtha Roy in 1949 and they were happily married for 63 years.
During his career Bob worked for G.E, Houston Lighting and Power, and the City of Austin, where he worked for 20 years retiring in 1985 as Manager of System Engineering. After retiring, he taught at Austin Community College for several years. Bob was a Registered Professional Engineer and member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Power Engineering Society.
Bob was an avid reader in many areas including history, geology and the church. He was always thirsty for knowledge, especially regarding his faith and ancestry. He was a rock hound and a stamp collector. Bob generously donated to many missions and humanitarian initiatives as well as the Church. He is a member of the St John’s Catholic Church inSan Marcos.
Bob is survived by his wife, Birtha. Since they had no children and Bob had no siblings, he turned to his extended family for love and affection, including his many cousins, his nieces and nephews and their children, as well as his sisters- and bothers-in-law.
The family would like to express its appreciation to the many people who made Bob’s final days comfortable, including Hope Hospice, Emeritus, and Home Health Care.
Visitation will be at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcosfrom 8:00 am until 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April 24th. Rosary will be Monday at 7 pm after a short visitation from 6 until 7. Mass will be Tuesday at 2:00 pm at St. John’s with Interment following at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com
Angel DuncanApril 23rd, 2012 on 10:53 pm
Uncle Bob will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Birtha.
Jo Ann and DeanApril 24th, 2012 on 10:46 pm
Birtha, Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Bob was so special – a great cousin – I have so many great memories – You both are in our prayers.
Much love, Jo Ann