ROBERT C. NASH (1917-2000)

(CNAC 1946 - 1949)

Robert Nash worked in the maintenance department.

Obituary from the Headlight Herald, Tracy, Minnesota

Robert C. Nash, 83

Robert Clyde Nash was born January 11, 1917 to Max and Georgia (Robbins) Nash in Redwood County, Minnesota. He attended Tracy public schools and graduated in 1935 from high school. He worked on the railroad and at the creamery until the Tracy Junior College was established, graduating in 1938.

In 1940 Robert left Tracy to work in California at the Douglas Aircraft Co. in Santa Monica.

On September 23, 1940 Robert married Gertrude Langpap at the Wee Kirk of the Heather in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In 1946 Robert was employed by CNAC (China National Aviation Corp.) as a Technical Representative and lived in Shanghai and Hong Kong until 1950 when he returned to the United States.

Later in 1952 he was employed by the Indonesian Air Force (AURI) as a Tech. Rep. He was joined by his family at Bandung, Indonesia where they lived until 1955.

In 1955 Robert was employed by Garrett AiResearch as a Field Service Representative. The family moved back to California in 1962. Robert retired in 1982.

The Black Hills of South Dakota, at Hill City became their summer home in the 1990's and many Nash family and friends were welcomed there.

Robert Nash passed away at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, February 2, 2000, at the age of 83, surrounded by his family. Services were held at the Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Cobb of St. Peters by the Sea Presbyterian Church.

Surviving Bob are his wife, Gertrude Langpap Nash, sons Bruce Robert Nash of San Pedro, CA, Brian Allan Nash and daughter-in-law Antoinette of Carpenteria, CA, grandsons Dennis, Brandon and Evan Nash, granddaughter Francesca Nash, a sister June Nash Linquist (Mrs. Robert) and sister-in-law Evelyn Nash.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Max A. and Georgia (Robbins) Nash, his older brother, Malcolm Robbins Nash, and sister Marian Nash Kottke. He will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews.

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