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Robert Stahl

Robert Stahl

Tuesday, February 28th, 1922 Saturday, July 18th, 2020

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Obituary for Robert J Stahl

Robert J. “Bob” Stahl, 98, New York, died Saturday July 18, 2020 at his home.
He was born February 28, 1922, in Haverhill, MA, a son of Richard and Annie Stahl. After Bob’s birth, the family moved to Redwood City, CA, where he spent his childhood.
Married three times in his life, his first wife was Elizabeth Sherrett, who preceded him in death. He was married to Bernice Rosenberg who preceded him in death. He then was married to Evelyn Diatkin for more than 40 years until her death in 2015.
Bob displayed early interest in electronics as a boy. He built his own ham radio equipment and obtained his ham radio license when he was 14 years old.
After being encouraged by his science teacher, Bob applied for and won the Marconi Scholarship. This enabled him to enter RCA Institute, the oldest radio school in the United States, in 1940.
After graduating, he was drafted into the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He fought at the battle of Okinawa before being stationed in Korea. In Korea he was responsible for the reconstruction of the country’s entire power grid.
After the war, he was employed by several companies doing what was then cutting-edge technology, from mass spectroscopy to radar.
He was instrumental in the development of early television technology and subsequent color television.
In his younger years he was employed at Berkeley Scientific Corporation, Dalmo Victor, Color Television, Inc and Sylvania, all in the state of California.
Eventually Bob became general manager of General Telephone and Electronics, a large communication company.
In 1963, he decided to change career direction after moving from California to New York City.
With his wife Elizabeth, Bob started a consulting business of his own to help families relocate when transferred by employers. This became a successful business in its own right, and after being president for a number of years, Bob retired.
Survivors include; one daughter, Nancy L Morris, Jefferson City; one son, Douglas C. Stahl (Susan), Albuquerque, NM; one sister Carolyn Smith, Orangeville, CA; three granddaughters, Jennifer S. Azar (Michael), Natalie S. Morris (Travis Schaefer) and Katherine J. Morris, all of Jefferson City; six great-grandchildren, Matthew C. Benne (Rachel Thaemert), Marina N. Azar, Zachary T. Azar, Dominic M. Azar, Parrish R. Morris and Honor N. Morris, all of Jefferson City, MO.
Bob also is survived by a beloved niece, Melody Lee, New York City, who cared for him with devotion for the past few years.
Other survivors include nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Rick V. Morris; one sister, Gloria Kneubuhl; and one brother, Lawrence Stahl.

Memorial are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  • Graveside

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 |
    Kensico Cemetery
    Lakeview Ave
    VALHALLA, NY
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    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
  • Interment

    Kensico Cemetery
    273 Lakeview Ave
    Valhalla, NY
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Natalie Morris

Grandpa Bob, you were a brilliant man. I am so glad you and Parrish created such a special bond over the years. Thanks for everything. We miss you.
Love Natalie
Comment | Posted at 09:31pm via Condolence
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Nancy Morris

I love you, Daddy. Your daughter, Nancy
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Nancy L Morris

I've said many times to you, Daddy, I'm so proud of you and I love you. I said that the last time we talked. I did not know it would be the last time, but I will keep you forever in my heart and memory. You were an amazing father, one who always inspired me to do my best. Thank you for my education, it was great! Thank you for your wisdom, I knew you would always have an answer for me. Thank you for putting up with me when I was a handful, I was such a lucky girl! Thank you for showing everyone that even though you were a scientist, you also could be creative, so artistic, appreciative of all the arts. And thank you daddy for always somehow knowing when I needed your help. Your sense of humor was the best, and I will miss it. Because of you, I will try to keep going forward in life, in an adventurous way, inspired by your goodness and your spirit. I love you daddy, fly high now, and rest in peace, my love to you always, your daughter Nancy
Comment | Posted at 04:23am via Condolence
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