Robert H. Korman

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ARLINGTON -- Robert H. Korman, 90, passed away in his sleep Friday, March 30, 2012. Memorial service: 4:30 p.m. Monday in Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Inurnment: Moore Memorial Gardens at a later date. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312. Robert H. Korman was born May 17, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., to Stella and Henry Korman. Bob left Chicago to attend the University of Idaho, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity but interrupted his education to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1942. He served 36 months in the infantry, 30 in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Following the war he returned to Chicago where he joined the Illinois National Guard and continued his education. Bob's sister introduced him to Dorothy Johnson and following a whirlwind courtship, they married on Oct. 25, 1947. She preceded him in death in 2007 after 59 years of marriage. Bob and Dorothy moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1953. Bob became a sales representative for RTE Corp., selling power transformers to utilities. He joined the Indiana National Guard and later graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Bob retired from the National Guard with the rank of colonel when he moved to Arlington in 1970 upon his promotion to regional sales manager. Bob retired from RTE in 1986, and his interest turned to community affairs. He served at the local, state and national levels in the American Diabetes Association, on the board of directors of the Tarrant County Citizens' Crime Commission, on both the New Visions and the Strategic Planning Committees of the Arlington Independent School District, as president of the Arlington Senior Men's Club, and on the Lake Arlington Baptist Church Finance Board where he also taught Sunday school. Bob served multiple terms on the Arlington Parks and Recreation Board, including as chairman. Bob gave a lifetime of service to God, his country and his family. His unfailing dedication to our country was unparalleled. His wry sense of humor brought joy to those around him. He loved drinking chocolate shakes, seeing families together in city parks, talking daily with Donna, traveling for business, playing practical jokes and laughing heartily. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sister and wife. Survivors: His daughters, Dian C. Korman of Fort Worth and Donna L. Korman of Arlington; son, Bob Korman and wife, Rachel, of Coppell; grandsons, Travis, a senior at Texas A&M, and Zachary, a freshman at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; and sister, Elaine of Bakersfield, Calif. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Donna Korman and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God continue to watch over each and everyone of you.

  2. Bob will be missed. I have many wonderful memories from the time he served on the Arlington Parks and Recreation Park Board. He always had a smile and said hello. We had great conversations on many days. I am glad to have known such a wondful person! God Bless each of you! Love in Christ, Wendy Parker, Arlington Parks and Recreation Department

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