Obituary – Robert ‘Bob’ Neilson

Bob Neilson

Robert A. Neilson (Bob) passed away September 11, 2020, at age 84, following surgery of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Born and raised in Upland, CA, Bob had two older sisters. He met his wife, Ann, in 1957, while serving as Chairman of the UCLA Rally Committee, a student group which generated and produced card stunts for half-time entertainment at UCLA football games in the Coliseum. Following graduation, Bob worked at local aerospace companies; then in 1962 Bob began work at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the family moved to La Cañada Flintridge. He worked on various projects, including Mariner, Voyager, SeaSat. He retired early and turned his Continue reading “Obituary – Robert ‘Bob’ Neilson”