Bob Richert passed away Saturday, November 4, 2023. He was born in Columbus, OH with deep roots in Knox County.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and settled into Roanoke, VA, working for General Electric's Drive Systems Plant in Salem.
He was one of the founding members of the historic Old Southwest Neighborhood organization. Fascinated by the heavens and earth, he belonged to the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society and often traveled across the country studying and learning more about geodes, rock and minerals of earth. He traveled often by car and rail to enjoy the world around him. He contributed to the 611 steam engine refurbishment and was thrilled to take the first Amtrak train from Roanoke when the passenger rail returned.
He instilled in his children the love of camping and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
He is survived by his children: Tam and Curt and Curt's wife, Wendi along with grandsons, Camden and Benjamin.
As Bob loved to eat, the family would like to extend a special thanks to: China Tastes for getting his spiciness just right; the Hardee's on Ninth Street for their ham platter he loved; Roanoke Outback Restaurant for their prime rib and Popeye's for their spicy chicken.
At this time, there will not be any type of service.