Longtime Alaska resident Robert Michael “Bob” Yeomans, 60, died of lung cancer 28 Oct 08, in Eagle River. Bob was born 23 July 1948, in Oakland, N.J., to James Guy Yeomans and Florence Evelyn Romaine. He married Teress A. Morreale on Aug. 3, 1969, in Oakland.
Bob joined the Army in 1974 in Fort Carson, CO. In 1977, he was selected to attend flight school in Fort Rucker, AL, graduating third in his class and earning the wings to become a helicopter pilot.
In 1980, his military career took him to Alaska, where his career transitioned into the Army National Guard. Bob retired with 22 years of service, having earned the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CW3).
Bob enjoyed baseball, fishing, hunting, guitar, his sons and his grandchildren.
His family wrote: “Bob’s kind heart and infectious sense of humor was an inspiration to all of us.”