Robert “Bob” Leslie Sharpnack, 88 died of heart failure on December 26, 2018.
Bob is survived by his wife Dorothy “Dottie” Stefl Sharpnack of 55 years, his son’s Robert (Rob), and William (Bill). Grandchildren Maya and Blake Sharpnack. He is preceded in death by his sister’s Gloria Christy and Mary Elizabeth (Bettie) Sharpnack-Bailey, and his brother George Reynolds Sharpnack.
Bob was born on May 25, 1930 in Rice’s Landing, Pennsylvania to parents George R. Sharpnack and Mary Cumley-Sharpnack. He graduated from West Virginia University in June 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering of Mines as a petroleum engineer specializing in natural gas.
He accepted a position as an engineer at the People’s Gas in Pennsylvania where he worked for more than 18 years and then accepted a position with Saudi ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia for three years, and then got a position with Williams Corporation (formerly Northwest Pipeline) and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah for five years and eventually transferred to Colorado for four years, and transferred to Meridian, Idaho where he finished his career as a District Superintendent.
Bob was a life time member of Elks USA in Latrobe, Pennsylvania post #907. He was also a Mason and achieved a 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite (Gourgas Lodge of Perfection) in the Valley of Pittsburgh. In 2011, Bob was awarded the fifty-year Masonic Emblem from R.W. Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania having attained membership in 1961. Bob was a member of Syria Shrine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and associate member of Boise Lodge No. 2, A,F. & A.M., Meridian Lodge #47, and El Korah Shrine of Boise.
Bob was a great family man and a loving father. He married Dottie on November 9th, 1963 in Oakland, Maryland and the couple had two children together.
Bob was a social, active man who enjoyed being involved in the National Audubon Society for close to 30 years. In addition to bird watching, Bob liked fishing, geology, was a gun enthusiast, and history - especially on the topics of Lewis and Clarks’ explorations and the Civil War. His family and friends will always remember him as an avid storyteller, weather enthusiast, gardener, a West Virginia Mountaineer fan, historian, as well as being a loving, giving, caring, and helpful person.
The family would like to thank their friends Ron and Kathy Radford and family, Ron and Becky Morgan, and Marva Kelley, for all their help and support.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Bowman Funeral Parlor located at 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City.