Robert A. Bonin
August 3, 1953 – June 7, 2018
Robert was born in Houston, Texas and lived in Texas most of his life. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Lori; beautiful daughter, Khristene Walker, Son-In-Law, Andrew Walker, awesome grandson, Maxwell Walker along with Andrew's mother, Carolyn Walker. Robert is also survived by 5 brothers, Lawrence, Danny, James, Curtis and Joe, and his sister, Carolyn Ostermeyer, numerous cousins and other family members. One brother John Bonin, preceded Robert in death along with both parents, Anton and Barbara Bonin.
In 1972, Robert enlisted in the Army to be a Military Policeman. After boot camp, Robert was sent to Illisheim, Germany. His wife, Lori accompanied him where they lived for 3 years. When Robert's service was over, they moved back to Houston. They lived in Pearland and Clear Lake City.
Robert started working in the Oil and Gas Industry in the late '70's with PII. After working for PII for a few years, he moved on to Stewart and Stevenson and worked with them for 16 years as Quality Assurance Manager. He loved his work at S&S traveling the world, loving all the countries and states he was lucky to go to. He loved coming home and sharing his life experiences and travels with his family. On a few occasions, he would bring his wife and daughter special gifts from special places. After 16 years with Stewart and Stevenson, Robert left S&S to work for Oceaneering Multiflex. In 2004 Robert was asked to move to Panama City, Florida to open a new Oceaneering office there. He and Lori moved to Panama City, Florida where he opened the new office and worked diligently as QA Manager. He worked for Oceaneering for 17 years. After Oceaneering he went to work for DeepSea QCI as Senior Quality Assurance Manager and Sales Rep..
Robert always loved his jobs as Quality Assurance Manager and worked diligently to ensure his high standards and principles were followed. He was a stickler for detail and made sure all his employees knew and fulfilled what was expected.
Robert loved barbecuing, fishing, camping and golf. He was very proud of his stainless steel pit and always said, "I want to go out and BURN something." Sometimes he did too! Robert also loved being involved in Khristene's High School Band Booster Club. He was Band President and loved being with the kids, riding along with them to their games and cheering them on. Most of all, he loved his family. He could never get enough time spent with his family and awesome grandson, Max. He always wanted Max to come to MeMe and PawPaw's for a sleepover. He was Max's PawPaw, and they loved to wrestle. PawPaw loved letting Max watch Scooby Doo cartoons as well as the 1980's versions of Tom and Jerry which he loved. He was trying to teach Max all he knew about camping, fishing, family and having fun.
Robert will truly be missed by his loving wife Lori, daughter Khristene, son-in-law Andrew and grandson Maxwell, as well as other family members and lots of friends, both in life and business.
Rest in Peace Sweet Robert Bonin.
The Bonin family requests that in remembrance of Mr. Bonin's life a donation be made to the Shriners Hospital For Children. www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org
- Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Robert A. Bonin
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August 18, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting Robert nearly 25 years ago. His lovely wife Lori is my best friend. She and I became friends through work in the IT technology field. Robert and Lori have been a big part of my life here in Texas. I also worked at Oceaneering and had the pleasure of interacting with Robert on a few occasions. Robert, forever in our hearts. Much love and God bless the Bonins and family. 💕
June 14, 2018
I worked with Robert in Panama City and we were good friends. I appreciated his guidance and knowledge as well as his good heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was a special person and will be missed
Linda Evans LaCook