1936 Robert 2020

Robert M. "Bob" Barta

August 6, 1936 — September 29, 2020

Robert M. "Bob" Barta, age 84, of Maynard, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Bob was the loving husband of Joan C. (King) Barta.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts on August 6, 1936, Bob was the son of the late Milton and Stephanie K. (Besciak) Barta. Bob was raised and educated in Longmeadow, MA, graduating from Springfield's Technical High School class of 1954. Upon graduation, Bob went on to attend Brown University, earning his Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematical Engineering, class of 1958. He was a member of the fraternity Theta Delta Chi.

Bob and Joan married on July 4, 1964 and settled in Stonington, CT. Bob worked for the General Dynamics Electric Boat Company. In 1965 the family moved to Rockville, MD and Bob worked for Vitro Corporation. The family moved to Maynard, MA in 1973. Bob worked for Dynamic Research Corporation form 1973-1975 and later Bradford corporation from 1975-1977. Finally, Bob worked as a Reliability Engineer for Naval Sea Systems Command for 22 years, retiring on December 31, 1996.

Family was most important to Bob. He enjoyed making creative drinks and having friends and family over for backyard barbecues. He was a proud charcoal griller. Bob and Joan loved to travel the world together. The couple always looked forward to spending their anniversary in Cape May, NJ over the 4th of July with their family. They cherished their time spent on Cocoa Beach, FL together. Family and friends looked forward to Bob's yearly newsletter. Bob also enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles and he had a passion for partaking in Revolutionary War Reenactment.

Bob is survived by his wife, Joan C. Barta of Maynard, MA; his children, Meri-lyn Ball of Frederick, MD; Robert M. Barta II and wife Jessica of Olney, MD; Jamie C. Barta and wife Lora of Latrobe, PA; Lance W. Barta and wife Debbie of Annapolis, MD; his cherished grandchildren, Megan, Steven, Taylor, Lily, and Alex; his great granddaughter Emily. Bob was predeceased by his brother Kenneth Barta.

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