Updated: January 15th, 2019
I continue to sincerely thank you for your love and support during this difficult time and I again apologize for the piecemeal of this post. I am happy to announce that the services are officially finalized and we look forward to celebrating his spirit on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Below Robert’s obituary you will find the revised details.
At the age of 86, Robert Warren Look, affectionately known as "koolbob", passed away on December 19th, 2018, in the comfort of his own home.
A memorial service and celebration of life honoring Robert will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 at his family home at 603 NW 110th AVE, Coral Springs, FL 33017. Guest are invited to arrive beginning at 1:00 PM with the service commencing at 2:00 PM.
An additional flag ceremony and brief service for internment will take place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 FL-7, Lake Worth, FL 33449. All attendees should meet at the cemetery promptly at 12:30pm in LANE 5.
Robert was a man of science. He grew-up in Edgartown, MA on the island of Martha’s Vineyard where he achieved high remarks in school and looked-up to the likes of Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla. The advancements of radio and technology grabbed his attention and at a young age he became an armature radio operator. Radio waves and frequencies remained an important aspect of Robert’s life and shortly after graduating from high school he joined the United States Air Force and became a Korean War Veteran. After the war he pursued fulfilling work at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Kennedy Air Force Station on Cape Canaveral where he found himself at the center of the space race during an era that helped shaped the infinite capacity of man and altered the course of human history. The Apollo and Gemini Missions as well as the infamous Lunar Landing remained vivid highlights of both his personal pride and professional career.
Following his years at Cape Canaveral, Robert moved to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean where he continued his career in science and technology where he assisted efforts in satellite and communication telemetry. His skills helped pioneer advancements in telephone communications where he eventually retired from BellSouth Telecommunications in 2005.
Robert is survived by his four children, Allison Mundry, Rob, Ashley and Miles Look, and his 8 grandchildren. He will be missed dearly, especially his quick wit and endless charm. He also claimed to be the inventor of “shorts”. May he rest in peace.
Memorial Service & Celebration of Life:
Date: Monday, January 21, 2019
Location: 603 NW 110th AVE. Coral Springs, FL 33071
Time: Guests are invited to arrive after lunch, beginning at 1:00 PM with the service commencing at 2:00 PM and are welcome to stay for a bonfire at dusk.
Along with a brief service, this day is somewhat of an open house and guests are invited to share in music, memories, and moments to help reflect the man we hold dear. Light refreshments will be provided. Additional fare is welcome. You might also consider bringing a blanket or folding chairs to enjoy time by the water.
Memorial Flag Ceremony:
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Location: 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449 at the South Florida National Cemetery.
Time: 12:45 PM ( All attendees must be in line at Lane 5 by 12:30 PM).
Robert served in the United States Air Force and is a veteran of the Korean War. A brief flag ceremony will be conducted in honor of his service. The partial internment of his cremated remains will be placed alongside his wife, Sandra Lynne Look in the National Cemetery.
(A private memorial will take place at a later date to scatter the last of his remains near his childhood home in Edgartown, MA on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.)
Flowers / Donations:
If you’d like to send flowers please send them to 603 NW 110th AVE. Coral Springs, FL 33071. In lieu of flowers please donate towards Alzheimer’s Association.