Robert H. 'Bob' Dana

Born   April 2, 1955
Passed away   June 20, 2020

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Robert Howard Dana of Beaumont, Texas, known to friends as "Bob" passed away on June 20, 2020, at the age of 65. He was born on April 2, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to MaryAnn and Jack Dana. Bob graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas, and went on to pursue and complete an accounting degree at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was employed for over twenty years at Gulf States Utilities.

One of Bob's greatest enjoyments in life was "working out". If you're a member of Christus Health and Wellness Center then you are likely to know or have seen him there. He did have other enjoyments as well. He had a love for searching for antique artifacts. If a building in downtown Beaumont was being torn down you might find him down there after the fact searching for treasures. He especially loved finding old bottles and had a large collection of them. He loved history and would much rather read a nonfiction book than a fiction book. He enjoyed researching Dana ancestry. He loved to fish going often to New Mexico to fish the rivers there with his brother Jim. Bob loved music, especially rock and roll. He picked up guitar playing in his 20's and with perseverance became quite good at it. He loved hiking, waterfalls, rocks, and playing tennis and softball (He is the founding member of the softball team Billy and the Hoods).

Bob had a great ability to recount people and things. If you played a game of trivia with him you were likely to lose. He had an innate ability as well to meet someone for the first time and instantly find a connection. If he was your friend, it was for life. He will be greatly missed by many.

Bob is survived by his son, Colt Dana and his wife, Jessica and granddaughter Millie due on December 5th of this year. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Margaret Rhodes Sullivan, of Groves, Texas; brother, Jim Dana and his wife, Patty, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sister, Lynn Greer and her husband, Jud, of San Diego, California; sister, Sue Paladino and her husband, Leo of Lumberton, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Cheryl (Cup) Sonnier Dana

A very special thank you to Bob's girlfriend, Margaret, who so lovingly cared for him during his illness and Dr. Birdwell who was not only his oncologist but his friend as well.

Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength: they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.

A gathering of Bob's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., with a eulology of Bob's life following from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020, at Broussard's 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Click Here For the obituary at the Broussard's Mortuary site.