Friday, April 03, 2015

Bob Grumman, Poet 1941 - 2015

This was taken by Carol back on July 10, 2010, at the Bowery Poetry Club, at John Sims’ project The Rhythm of Structure: Mathematics, Art and Poetic Reflection.

Robert J. “Bob” Grumman, 74, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Port Charlotte. 

Born February 2, 1941 in Norwalk, Connecticut to the late Frederick W. and Evelyn F. Grumman, Bob served with the U.S. Air Force as a Medic during the Vietnam War, and also as a member of the USAF Tennis Team.  A graduate of California State University, Bob moved to Charlotte County in 1985.  He worked for Charlotte County Public School System as substitute teacher until his retirement.  Among his many achievements Bob was proud of, he wrote and published “Visual Poetry.” 

He is survived by his brother, F. William “Bill” Grumman, and sister, Louise G. Anderson, both of CT; many nieces, nephews and extended family members.  In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Sherman Grumman. 

Services celebrating Bob’s life and committal will be held in his native Connecticut at a later date. 

Cremation arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel. 

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