Robert Marshall “Bob” Tait
January 6, 1941- June 29, 2021
Robert Marshall “Bob” Tait, 80, of North Beach Park passed away peacefully at his home on June 29, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born January 6, 1941 in Des Moines, IA to George and Goldie (Marshall) Tait. Bob was raised in Washington, DC and graduated from Randolph Macon Military Academy in Virginia and later attended George Washington University. He joined the United States Air Force on March 15, 1962 and was honorably discharged on March 14, 1966. Bob married Patricia Knowles on September 29, 1962 and they lived in New Jersey for a few years while Bob was in the service. In 1967 they settled in Ft. Washington where they raised their family until moving to North Beach in 2001. Bob was employed as an electronics technician in the Space Science Division, Astronomy Branch, and Gamma Ray Astrophysics Branch of the United States Naval Research Laboratory of Washington, DC for 37 years. He was a devout member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church where he served as an usher. Bob was also a member and served on the Board of Directors of the Holland Point Citizens Association and volunteered at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. Bob was also an avid sports fan, especially the Washington Redskins and Nationals.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Patricia “Pat” Tait, daughter Paula Tait Ryan and her husband Earl and son Michael Tait and grandchildren Hunter, Hector, Mairead, Micah, Christina, Micaila, Christian, Michael, and Christelle.
In lieu of flowers donations in Bob’s name may be made to the Ladies of Charity-St. Anthony’s or Hospice of the Chesapeake.
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