Dr. Robert TenEyck Bishop

December 6, 1928April 18, 2017
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Dr. Robert T. E. Bishop, 88, peacefully passed away on April 18, 2017. His wife of 51 years, Carol, and three of his daughters were present. He was blessed to have lived a long and joyous life, caring for his family, friends, patients and colleagues for many years.

Dr. Bishop was born in Connecticut to Earle and Sarah Bishop. He was the youngest of three children and enjoyed a close, lifelong relationship with his two sisters, Jane Poole and Barbara Boley. He attended Trinity College in Hartford and received his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He moved to Texas in 1957, serving in the military for two years in San Antonio, then moving to Dallas where he was the medical director for New York Life Insurance. He opened his private medical practice in Dallas in 1960, and he enjoyed the opportunity to serve his patients and community for many years. After leaving private practice, he continued to provide medical and risk assessment advice to numerous insurance companies.

Dr. Bishop married the love of his life, Carol Preston, in 1966. He was the proud husband to Carol and leaves behind their three children, Judy Bishop, Cathy Marquis and her husband Alexander Marquis, and Nick Bishop and his wife, Jessica Bishop. He also leaves behind his children from a previous marriage, Anne Bishop and her husband Bob Bockheim, Robert Bishop, Margaret Emory, and James Bishop. He was the proud grandparent to six grandchildren - David and Christina Emery, Taylor, Alex and Sydney Marquis and Colson and Leighton Bishop - and one great grandchild, Brynn Ceder.

Bob (with one “o”, as he would say) enjoyed a great life. His greatest joys were his family, his music, his garden and his friends. He loved to make people laugh. He traveled around the world, loved to listen to classical music, often played his clarinet, and sang in the choir at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church for over 40 years. Nothing made him happier than to sit on his patio, margarita in hand, while listening to his music, enjoying his garden and telling a corny joke.

His family will always remember the lessons he taught them: to laugh, to love and to enjoy the music (and always pee with the light on).

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Dallas with a reception immediately following the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( or the Alzheimer’s Association (


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dr. Robert TenEyck Bishop

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Campbell Scott

May 20, 2017

We are all blessed because we were able to share our lives with Dr. Bishop. "May God the Father bless you, may God the Son comfort you, may God the
Holy Spirit enlighten you and may Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy. Spirit watch over and protect you and your family now and forever. Amen"

May 19, 2017

We extend our blessings to all the family. Fond memories of your musical parties and St Rita's. George and Deme Vrlaij

Paul Korkames

May 17, 2017

We will miss our family doctor God bless you.

May 17, 2017

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.

May 9, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. May the Memories you have help to Comfort you and may God's Promises @ John 6:40 & Ps 37:29 give you Hope.

A. H.

May 8, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

April 29, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort, comfort you during this difficult time. 2 corn.1 : 3,4.

April 27, 2017

Our sincere condolences to the family. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day. - Ps 145:18,19


April 24, 2017

Although I didn't know Robert, I just wanted to tell the family and friends how sorry I am for the loss of your loved one. Please know that your family will be in my prayers. (John 11:1-44)

April 24, 2017

I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. (Isaiah 61:1,2) With heartfelt sympathy.