Lt. Col. Robert G. Wise

   Robert George Wise, age 73 of Littleton, Colorado, died Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Littleton Adventist
Hospital after a brave battle with cancer. He was born August 13, 1935 in Circleville, Ohio and grew up in Bexley,
Ohio. Bob proudly earned his Eagle Scout and graduated from Bexley High School. He also became the Bexley High
School Checker Champion. He and his sister Barbara enjoyed summers at the ancestral family cottage at the |
Lancaster Methodist Campground. He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University and was a member of
the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at OhioState.

   As a young Air Force cadet and while laying over in London, England, Bob swept a young British gal off her feet
and after just 1 date, Bob presented her with an engagement ring and a one-way ticket to Columbus, Ohio. Bob
and Julie settled in Worthington, Ohio where they raised two children, Victoria & Daniel. Bob was a devoted husband
and father who worked hard and made sacrifices for the betterment of his family. He was very proud that Victoria
and Daniel followed in the family tradition of graduating from The Ohio State University along with his sister and
father.

   Bob devoted over 30 years of service to the United States Air Force. He held various posts including as a Navigator,
 Munitions Maintenance Officer and Bombardier, and spent countless hours in C123’s, C130’s and B47’s and on the
“drop zone”. He was a member of various squadrons including the 356th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 347th Munitions
Squadron, 345th Bomber Squad, 907th Tactical Airlift, 98th Bomber Wing and the 80th Fighter Squadron. He spent
3 years stationed in Japan but served much of his military career at Lockbourne AFB later renamed Rickenbacker
AFB.

   During Bob’s distinguished military career he was awarded The Air Force Commendation Medal in 1959. He was
very proud that he “exceeded the speed of sound” in the F-105 Thunderchief in 1966. In his younger years his love
of flying led him to obtain his pilots license. Amongst his many flying adventures he flew his mother to Minnesota and
also safely landed in a corn field.
 
He was very loyal and giving to his closest of friends many of whom were Air Force buddies that became dear lifelong
friends.   In recent years he enjoyed a slower pace of life including gardening, watching soap operas, shopping and
above all, spending time with the love of his life Julie. He also enjoyed spending time with his young grand children
and his dog Duke. Bob loved watching his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes and it is noteworthy to mention that on the
day of his death the Buckeyes convincingly beat Michigan!
 
   He is preceded in death by his father George Gilbert Wise, mother Rose Puffinbarger Wise Schleich, step-father
Edward Schleich, and infant son Steven Harlow Wise.

   He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Julie Harlow Wise, son Daniel Winston Wise, daughter Victoria Wise Quinn,
son-in-law Tim Quinn, granddaughter Sierra Rose Quinn, grandson Kaden Daniel Quinn, sister Barbara Wise Revere,
brother-in-law Albert Revere, sister-in-law Maureen Marcavage, sister-in-law Carol Sisask, brother-in-law Kevin
Sisask, brother-in-law Terry Harlow, sister-in-law Melanie Harlow, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, and
his beloved Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog, Duke 

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