Robert "Bob" William Wernersbach
December 26, 1951 – January 3, 2021
Robert “Bob” William Wernersbach, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and faithful servant left this world Sunday, January 3rd, 2021, surrounded by loved ones in his home in Keller. He was a man who demonstrated love through patience and kindness; a man of quiet faith and humility. Bob was born on December 26th, 1951, at Memorial Hospital of Queens, in Jamaica, New York, to parents Arthur and Frances Wernersbach. He was the second of four boys and spent most of his childhood years living in Baldwin, New York. During the summer months, his Mom and Dad would pack the boys up for camping across the Northeastern United States, where Bob did what he loved to do best: fishing, exploring, and learning about new things. When he was five, he met the girl who would become the love of his life, while fishing back home on Long Island. A chance encounter after high school would cause their paths to cross again, this time with Bob taking no chance in letting the girl of his dreams get away. Bob and Debbie married and soon started a family while living in Southampton, New York.
In the early seventies, Bob began his career in aviation, one that would span for nearly five decades. His first role was as Fueling Manager for Allied Aviation at JFK Airport, a job that would eventually lead Bob and his family to relocate to Texas to assist with the opening and operation of DFW Airport. As one of the original pioneers of the airport, Bob was part of the first commercial airplane landings at DFW. When Allied was later sold to Ogden Aviation, Bob climbed the ranks to senior management, eventually being appointed to Regional General Manager, a position where he managed nine aviation contract service and operation companies in Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, and Panama. During his travels to Puerto Rico, Bob met Harry Narvaez, his best friend for more than twenty years. In 2002, Bob joined the senior leadership team at Mercury Air Centers, serving as Vice President, and overseeing operations of a $125 million FBO company with over twenty locations worldwide. This position would later provide Bob with the opportunity to transition to the private sector, serving as an independent aviation consultant beginning in 2006, and working with companies such as Royal Aviation Kuwait. His knowledge of Fixed Based Operations would lead Bob to work as County Director of General Aviation for Horry County in South Carolina in 2013. Bob left aviation in 2014 and tried to retire, but instead, his need to continue to learn and grow landed him a job with the City of Keller Parks Department. He later joined the staff of The Keller Pointe, where he served as Building Operations Supervisor, a job Bob loved. In 2017, his work with The Keller Pointe would lead him to receive the Texas Recreation & Parks Society North Region Conference Excellence in Maintenance Award. He served the community he loved with a servant’s heart, giving of his time and energy whenever needed. Among the many organizations and nonprofits he was a part of, he was as a founding member of the Timber Creek High School Theatre Boosters, where he served for seven years. His presence in this world will truly be missed not only by his family, but by those who knew him and grew to love him. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Debbie, their two children, Lori and Rob, and grandchildren Christina and Evan.
The family will remember Bob in a private family memorial, with a celebration of his life open to the public to be held Saturday, January 16th at The Keller Pointe from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Bob’s honor to Fort Worth Aviation Museum and North Texas Food Bank.
- Debra Wernersbach, Wife
- Lori Coughlin, Daughter
- Rob Wernersbach, Son
- Christina, Grandchild
- Evan, Grandchild
- and extended family and friends.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Robert "Bob" William Wernersbach
January 16, 2021
I will always cherish the days my kids spent at Mr. Bob and Mrs. Debbie's house. Mr. Bob was always so sweet with all of the kids. He played Santa each year, helped Debbie make lunches, and always struck up a conversation when he saw you. I loved how he always decorated for the holidays just as Debbie asked him to do. It brought joy to all of the kids. Mr. Bob will forever be in our hearts!
January 14, 2021
Bob was my boss at The Keller Pointe. In the morning he would greet me with a smile and tell a joke or two. Also, he would play a song from yesteryear and ask me “remember this song?” We grew up in the Woodstock generation and had a lot in common. We worked hard and he knew he could count on me to get things done.
Of course, there were plenty of fun times, one of which was inserting a piece of paper under our shirt collars to look like clergy, and offer our blessings to all. Bob was a kind and thoughtful person to all. Rest In Peace safely in God’s arms, my friend.
January 9, 2021
Although my family and I grew apart from Mr. Bob and Miss Debbie after moving away, I truly think of them as family. Growing up with them down the street really helped shape me into the woman I am today. Mr. Bob taught me things no one else could and I am eternally grateful. From working in the garden to going through the “forest” in the backyard, I learned so much from him. The loss or Mr. Bob saddens me dearly and he will be forever missed. We love you and will see you in heaven.
January 8, 2021
Although I did not know Bob personally I saw him at KellerPointe always smiling & dancing as he walked through the pool area. Always a smile on his face - he will be missed.
January 7, 2021
To me Bob is the Keller Pointe. At 7:25 early morning, when I was still trying to wake up to teach Zumba, Bob sometimes walked by the aerobic room and his smile was like a ray of sunshine. He would call me Rosie, he always did and I loved it! I think Rosie sounds prettier than Rosa. I tried very hard to make him join us but was never successful. It would have made my day to see him dance. He did attempt to get on the bike during my cycle class. Bob, I will miss you and your friendly face. Now you are at peace with our Lord Jesus.
January 7, 2021
The world needs more people like Bob. I loved his smile and that he always had time to greet people and had such a positive attitude. I teach fitness classes at Keller Pointe and Bob would often have to come into the class in order to get to the roof. Everyone loved him. He would dance (he had some MOVES), ride a bike, strike a pose (Yoga) or whatever, as he made his way to the roof. He was fun!
Another fun moment with Bob was when I would greet him in Japanese (I only know the greeting) and he would respond in Japanese like we were carrying on a conversation! Then he would switch to other languages, including Mandarin, which truly amazed me.
Bob will not be forgotten. May he Rest In Peace and his memories give you comfort.
January 6, 2021
Bob was always full of fun--a smile--a funny story--always wanting to know if there was anything he could do to make our workout better--a true gentleman and kind person--Keller Pointe will never be the same without our champion of maintenance- fun-great humor-friendship--RIP Bob you will forever be in our hearts