Robert (Harley Bob) Drennan passed away peacefully in his home on Nov. 10, 2013. He was born May 18, 1947, and is survived by his daughter Trissillian Correll of Gainsville, Fla. and a host of friends.
A military graveside service is scheduled for
2 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 21 at Ninilchik Cemetery. Pallbearers include: James Painter, Bill and Ian Steik, Sheridan Crawford and Michael Hicks. Honorary pallbearers are Grant Yacobucci, and Robert McGinnis, special friends Sharon Deiman, and the Bock and Painter families. A memorial/finger food potluck is scheduled to follow at 4 p.m. at Carol Bock Hall.
Bob entered the army on Feb. 1, 1972 and served two tours in Vietnam as a combat medic. He returned home to continue serving his country as a paramedic in San Francisco.
Bob was a much-loved tenant at Ninilchik House and cared for his elders in many ways. He was their first call for help, their head chef and their advocate, when necessary. Bob was a sweet, doting, old man to the youngsters. The rest of us got to see the cantankerous, often surly Bob. There were times when he was exasperatingly outspoken, but he earned that privilege. In fact, he fought for that privilege for himself and for the rest of this country.
The scars of Vietnam chased him to the grave, but he bested them, by living life to the fullest. May his ride continue on a different plane – with a wide glide and miles of open spaces.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Bob’s name to Ninilchik Emergency Services 15763 Kingsley Rd., Ninilchik, AK 99639.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel and Crematory. Please visit Bob’s obituary and online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.
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