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In Memoriam

Robert Gail Main

Jun 21, 2022

Robert G. Main passed away on 6-21-2022 after what he described as “A most fortunate life.”  Robert was born in Bucklin, Missouri in 1932. He was a career army officer for 22 years and served in Vietnam and Korea, retiring as a Lt. Col. in 1976.  He was also a professor at CSUC for 35 years.  After retiring, he continued as a peer leader with Osher Life Long Learning Institute for many years until his passing. He was a lifelong scholar and had a love for people, travelling, and teaching. His intellectual curiosity was unbounded and he enjoyed the robust exchange of ideas and was tolerant of differing views.  His wife of 67 years, Anita, and two sons, Robert Bruce and wife Patricia of Fairfax, Virginia and David Keith and his wife Karen of Chico survive him.  He also has a brother, Jerry, in Bucklin, Missouri. Also surviving are grandson Jonathan and grand daughters Jessica, Daniella and Lindsay and five great grand children. A daughter Leslie Lorraine and a brother Edward preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chico Masonic Family Center located at 1110 West East Avenue, Chico 95926. All are welcome to attend as we celebrate the life of this amazing man.