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Robert Gilhooly

Robert "Bob" M. Gilhooly, 76 years old, of Roanoke, VA passed away on 2/2/08.

Bob had been a tow pilot at Blue Ridge Soaring Society, New Castle, VA for nearly 20 years. Bob has pulled over 4,500 glider tows. Bob towed for the club, and for every R4S contest during his time with the club.

Bob had served in the USAF, having served as a Chaplain, with the rank of Major. After this, he was a drug and alcohol counselor at Blue Ridge Behavioral Center in Roanoke.

Bob will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Bob loved to fly, and to help others in every way he could.

Posted: 5/12/2008


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