Robert (Bob) Norris Foote was born in Jamestown, NY on June 25, 1932 to Ruth Marie Trusler and Norris I. Foote. He left this earth on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Bob was predeceased by his parents, his son David, and his wife Lorraine. He is survived by his four children: Janet (Trig) Thorsrud, Larry (Naomi) Foote, Sherry (Matt) Harrison, and Carl Foote; grandchildren: Dana and David Thorsrud, Monica, Aaron and Elise Foote, Jennifer and Nicole Harrison, and Jacob Foote; brother and sister-in-law Donald and Phyllis Foote; sister-in-law Karen Pugh; nieces and nephews Mike (Eva) Pugh, Carolyn (Gregg) LaMontagne, Nancy Foote Troxel, Joanne (Ariston) Awitan, and his very close friend Ann Jenkins.
Bob graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio and went on to study at The University of Texas in Austin, and Trinity University, where he received BS and MS degrees in Chemistry, respectively. He completed his master’s Thesis at Trinity in August of 1959. He married Lorraine Woodward Foote on June 5, 1954, and they began their married life in the San Antonio area. Bob and Lorraine had 5 children together. He served in the US Army, and spent some time stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Shortly after graduation from Trinity, Bob began his career as a chemist with GAF Corporation in Texas City, TX. During the course of his 29-year career as an Analytical Chemist with GAF, he oversaw the laboratory there. He and Lorraine and their family lived in La Porte, TX, where Bob was active for several years in The Boy Scouts of America, serving for a period as Scoutmaster. He enjoyed singing and a highlight of his involvement with the Chamber Singers of the Bay Area was when the group got to perform in Carnegie Hall in NYC. In the 1970’s, Bob was asked to become a part-time adjunct professor for the College of the Mainland in Texas City, teaching mostly math and science courses. He retired from this position at the end of 2010, after 40+ years of teaching. Widowed in 2000, Bob then pursued a renewed interest in playing duplicate bridge and was active in this hobby until just days before his death. He had accumulated over 300 Masters Points, of which he was very proud.
In lieu of flowers, Charitable contributions may be made to the La Porte Animal Shelter, or the charity of one’s choice.
A memorial service for Bob will be held on Saturday, January 5th, 2019, beginning at 1:00 pm, at Clayton Funeral Home, 201 S. 3rd Street, La Porte, Texas 77571.
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