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Robert Francis Salmon

October 30, 1946December 27, 2017

Robert (Bob) Francis Salmon was born to born to Madelyn and Francis Salmon on October 30, 1946 in Niagara Falls, New York and died on December 27, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Growing up, Bob excelled in swimming and had a talent for words, entertaining his friends with funny stories and comedy routines. At an early age, he knew he wanted to join the Coast Guard. After graduating from High School, he joined the Coast Guard and served the Coast Guard in various capacities for over 50 years. Bob retired from the Coast Guard in 1995 with over 30 years active duty, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He subsequently worked on Coast Guard projects as a contractor and later as a civilian employee until his retirement in September 2015. Bob was pilot, a Harley rider, a poet, and an author. His talent for writing led to many poems and to being the author of three published books for children: “Bonnykin Bee”, Bonnykin Bee’s Christmas”, and “Don’t Come Home with Dirty Feet”. Another book called “Ruff-Ruff and Fido” was being worked on with his illustrator. Bob was a man of honor and integrity. He will be remembered for his gentleness, kindness and quirky sense of humor. In addition to Nancy, his loving partner of many years, he is survived by his former wife, Cynthia Hartmann, his son Christopher, his sister Jane Janeczko and two nephews, Rob and Andy Janeczko. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship Fund or the American Heart Association.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Jim Spears

February 18, 2018

I am saddened to read about Bob's passing. We were stationed together 3 times from 1971 to 1989. Great guy. Rest in peace.

Carmen Leggett

February 6, 2018

My sincere condolences to Nancy , his son Chris and family.
Bob was a dear friend of us . Bob worked with my husband CWO3 K R Leggett in DC . We always loved he's visiting and support
You will be miss Dear Friend .
Rest In Peace

Mark Byrum

January 19, 2018

I just learned of Bob's passing and am sorry. He was a great asset to the Coast Guard and to those who knew him. He already is missed.

Mark Hernandez

January 17, 2018

Rest in Peace Bob - on of the very best men I had the honor to serve with ... followed your path also RMC, CWO4, LT, LCDR

Bill Gatter

January 16, 2018

I was also one of the radiomen stationed with Bob at CAMSLANT Chesapeake in the mid 80's when he was the OPS boss, and kept in contact with him over the years since. My most fond memories were of his smile and laugh. Remembering something like that speaks volumes on the kind of character that he had. RIP Bob

Sean Hughes

January 16, 2018

I just learned of Bob's passing from Dave Walts. Together, Bob, Dave, & I worked at Anteon Corp, Fairfax, VA in the late 90's. As a fellow radioman, I always appreciated Bob's CG tales & communication expertise, not to mention the sticky notes that always adorned his workplace. He made it look so easy, and was always so cool & collected. He was a great man... shipmate, and has contributed to the professional... man I am today.

My sincere condolences to Nancy, his son Chris, and all his family & friends. I will miss you Bob, you were a true inspiration to me and so many others. God Bless you my friend.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over." -- Psalm 23:4

With God's Love & Blessings,

Sean Hughes, LCDR, USCGR

Lewis Wells

January 15, 2018

Our family remain in shock by the untimely death of Bob who we loved and we considered him a part of our family as well. Thank you Nancy for sharing him with us over the years the two of you have been together. We think he enjoyed his visits to South Hill and we have many great memories. Bob was a very polite, caring and soft-spoken man who we all will miss greatly. He loved the Coast Guard and all that went with his job serving our great Country and we salute him for that. Our prayers will continue for Nancy and Bob's family as we share your loss.

Lewis, Linda, Lewie and Jeff Wells
South Hill, Virginia

Lewie Wells

January 13, 2018

My and my entire families heart is breaking. Uncle Bob was such a sweet, kind , loving man . He was the exact man I always wanted for my Aunt Nancy and I so enjoyed spending holidays with him over the last 10+ years. My heart and condolences go out to my Aunt , Bobs sister and son and other friends and famiy at this time. Dutchess and I will always love you Bob.

Bob Fraser

January 13, 2018

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We served together at CG Camslant. He was a good friend and a good guy. My condolences to his family and loved ones. RIP Bob.

American Heart Association

January 12, 2018

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

FROM THE FAMILY