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Robert Douglas Sisterson

October 13, 1924 June 12, 2019
Robert Douglas Sisterson
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Obituary for Robert Douglas Sisterson

Robert Douglas Sisterson, (age 94), of Houston, Texas passed away at Eagle’s Trace on June 12, 2019 of natural causes. An only child, he was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 13, 1924 to Douglas George and Margaret Ethyl Sisterson.

Robert graduated from Mercersburg Academy (Mercersburg, PA) in 1943. He took his baccalaureate from Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) in 1947 and his master’s degree from
the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) in 1950.

Robert joined the US Army Air Corps in 1943 and served as a B-24 navigator in the 464 th bomber group, 15 th Air Force in Italy. He was Honorably Discharged as 1 st LT. His professional
life began at H.J. Heinz in Pittsburgh, PA in 1950. After ten years of service there, he moved to New York to join Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency. In 1971 the agency transferred him to Houston, TX where he continued in their employ until 1976 when he took an opportunity to work with Vallen Corporation in Houston where he ultimately retired in 1992.

Robert is lovingly remembered by his four children: Douglas Leslie Sisterson and his wife, Susan (Homer Glen, IL) and their three children: Nathaniel and wife, Anjli Patel, Sarah, Rachel Hopper and husband, Grant; Robert Thomas Sisterson and his wife, Carole (Lake Jackson, TX) and their three children: Bonnie Ponce and husband, Tim, Catherine Hykel and husband, Daryl, Debbie Fox and husband Taylor; Karen Toomey and husband, Peter (Rocky River, OH,) and their four children: Glenn Bachelder and wife, Dana, Jess Bachelder and wife, Marlena, Beth McBride and husband, John and Megan Rose, husband; Thomas Andrew Sisterson and wife, Laura (Sacramento, CA); and their three children: Jeffrey Elliott, Andew Elliott and Conner Elliott.

Robert’s great- grandchildren: Emery, Eden, Molly, Malcolm, Roland, Alex, Addison, Andrew, Talia, and Ethan.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, of 58 years, who passed away in 2008.

A Celebration of Life will be held August 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Eagle’s Trace Retirement Community, 14703 Eagle Vista Drive, Houston, TX 77077.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Robert’s name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC, 20090-8018.

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11:00 AM 8/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
Eagle's Trace Retirement Community

14703 Eagle Vista Drive
Houston, Texas 77077

Eagle's Trace Retirement Community
14703 Eagle Vista Drive Houston 77077 Texas
United States

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Houston National Cemetery Final Resting Place

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Tx 77038

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston 77038 Tx
United States

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