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Robert George Saenz

May 6, 1937 January 6, 2019
Robert George Saenz
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Obituary for Robert George Saenz

Robert George Saenz, 81 of Southern Pines, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, after a brief illness.

He was born in Manhattan, New York to the late George B and Bertha M Saenz. Robert was raised in Miami Springs, Fl. and graduated from Miami Jackson High School in 1955. He served 4 years in the
United States Air Force before moving on to college. During his college years he married Dale Thomasson Adams, of Fort Smith, Arkansas on June 10, 1960, recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.

Robert graduated in 1963 from the University of Florida with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He enjoyed a very successful career spanning 33 years. He worked at various companies including IBM, RCA, Harris Corporation and ended his career at Par Technologies as Vice President of Engineering. His career highlights included a co-patent on 2 patents, including a credit card containing an electrical circuit.

In his life as a golfer, one notable accomplishment is that Robert managed to obtain 7 holes-in-one across 4 golf courses in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.

In 2000, Robert and Dale moved to Southern Pines, splitting time between Florida and North Carolina. In 2008, they moved full time to Southern Pines. During their retirement they enjoyed Golf at Longleaf Country Club and trips with friends to the beach and mountains.

Robert was a dedicated family man who enjoyed coaching little league sports.

Robert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dale; two sons, Rick and his wife Bernie, and Ron and his wife Silvia, as well as his granddaughter Vanessa. He is also survived by his sister, Martha as well as many nieces and nephews and great friends.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12th at 6:00 PM at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Military Missions In Action (MMIA), 625 S. Page Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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6:00 PM 1/12/2019 6:00:00 PM
Boles Funeral Home Chapel

425 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Boles Funeral Home Chapel
425 W. Pennsylvania Avenue Southern Pines 28387 NC
United States

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