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Robert Allen Berles

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Our dearly beloved husband, brother, dad, father-in-law, grandpa, pepaw, uncle and, brother-in-law, Robert Allen Berles, of Board Camp, passed away at home on July 12, 2015.

Bob was born on May 15, 1934 in Oak Park, Illinois, to George Otto Berles and Isabel LaBaun Berles.

Bob served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1962. He was stationed in Korea, Japan, and a number of bases in the U.S. (mainly Florida). After various jobs he decided to attend college and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami, Florida at the age of 38. From then till retirement, he worked for N.O.A.A. in weather research. After retiring, he and his wife Marianne moved to Board Camp in 1991. Bob truly enjoyed his family, the outdoors, woodworking, classical music, and traveling.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Thomas Berles; and sister, Judy Berles.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marianne Koreman Berles; sister, Marlene Anderson, Sun City, Arizona; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Brian Collette of Cypress TX; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Craig Giles of Milford, OH; granddaughter, Shannon Hill and husband Justin of Houston TX; grandson, Cody Giles of Cincinnati OH; great-granddaughter, Rachel Hill of Houston TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Bob’s remains have been sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Memorial service for Robert Allen Berles will be Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel.

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