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Robert Bennett Heath Obituary – Savannah Morning News

Robert Bennett Heath (Bob), 92, of Savannah GA passed away peacefully on September 17, 2022 at The Oaks on Skidaway Island. He was pursued in death by Beverley, his beloved wife of 57 years. Bob was the devoted father of Sharolyn K Crotty (Thomas Crotty) and Richard Alan Heath (Kathryn Heath), and the grandfather of four handsome young adults. Sean Crotty, Paige Crotty Roy (married to Ian Roy), Victoria Heath Tormey (married to Samuel Tormey) and Gabrielle Heath.

He was born on December 18, 1929 in Vallejo, California, the son of Raleigh and May Day Heath. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a degree in business administration, and was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He earned an ROTC scholarship that allowed him to go to college, after which he was taught in the Navy, where his greatest achievement was mooring a large ship and taking it to sea.

Bob then began his 31-year career at IBM where he ran the Long Beach CA office, then moved east to the US data processing headquarters to become a product manager; worked in software and research; and ended at headquarters in New York. IBM retired in 1989. After IBM, he and a partner started one of the first outsourcing companies by placing Indian programming talent in large domestic and foreign companies.

Bob was an active world traveler and community organizer. He was a board member of The Landings, an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island. He later retired and moved to the beautiful swamps of Skidaway Island. He enjoyed skiing in Vermont, biking, swimming, playing tennis, and golfing at the Landings. He was also interested in our national parks, where he had been a firefighter at Yosemite National Park during his summer vacation, earning money for college. Moreover, he was an exceptional pianist, he had a very unique funny personality and a lot of charm.

He then married Evelyn Treadgold, they were close and devoted until the end.

The family would like to thank Monica Cody for her dedication and kindness to Bob, and the entire Heath family.

The Celebration of Life will be held at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, Marshes Endowment Fund, Oaks Health Center, Compassus Hospice and/or the National Park Service.

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Posted on September 21, 2022

Posted in Savannah Morning News