"Bob was laid to rest the other day after 83 orbits around the sun. Bob liked to tinker with things - especially spacecraft and their orbits. Let me change that. Bob was a hacker. Since he actually was the smartest guy in the room, he always had the numbers on his side. And he was persistent - sometimes waiting months, years, or even decades to get something to happen the way he envisioned it."
Keith's note: Memorial Services for Robert Farquhar will be held on Monday, October 26 at Witzke Funeral Home, 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045 (phone: 410-992-9090). The viewing will start at 9:30 am. The Service will be performed by Washington National Cathedral Reverend Stuart Kenworthy at 11 am. The burial will follow at about 12:15 pm at 12005 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029. A reception will take place at the Kings Contrivance at 2:30 pm.
- Planetary Science Pioneer Robert Farquhar Dies at 83, NASA
- Bob Farquhar, earlier post