Archive for Thursday, August 31, 2006

Robert E. Einstein


August 31, 2006

Services for Robert E. "Bob" Einstein, 86, Lawrence, were Friday, Aug. 25, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial was in Beni Israel Jewish Cemetery in Eudora.

Mr. Einstein died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

He was born Dec. 15, 1919, in Topeka, the son of Nathan and Ethel Feinstein Einstein. He graduated from Topeka High School.

Mr. Einstein served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 156th Liaison Squadron Commandos in Burma and India. He worked for Metropolitan Insurance after the war. He and his wife were founders of the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, and he helped found the Beni Israel Jewish Cemetery. He was a member of the Elks and a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.

He married Melda Blackman on March 23, 1952. She died March 17, 2002.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Rubie Scott; a brother-in-law, Dick Blackman; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Jewish Community Center or Beni Israel Cemetery, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.

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