My father Captain
Robert James Travelute,
formerly of ONA passed
away January 2, 2015.
ROBERT JAMES TRAVELUTE
Robert James "Bob" Travelute, 86, of Morristown,
TN died Friday, January 2 in Harrisburg, PA with
his beloved family by his side. He was the husband
of Ola Bee Barefoot. The couple was married for
Born in Rock Springs, WY, he was the son of the
late Andrew Willard and Annabel (Dilley) Travelute.
In his early years, he attended the University of
Wyoming and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega
Fraternity and won many awards for the UW Rodeo
Team in the calf roping division. Before retiring,
Bob was a cattle rancher in Daniel, WY and then a
commercial airline pilot for Zantop Air, Overseas
National Airways and UPS. He was a long time member
of the Air Line Pilots Association and the National
Rifle Association. He lived the majority of his
life in Rock Springs and Daniel, WY (35 years),
Lake Hopatcong, NJ (30 years) and Morristown,
TN (20 years). Prior to his passing and with the
decline of his health, he moved to Harrisburg,
PA to be closer to his daughter.
A man's man, Bob loved hunting, shooting
competitively and the great outdoors. Everyone who
knew him would agree that he lived life fully.
Whether Bob was skiing, snowmobiling, sailing, boating,
riding motorcycles, hunting large game, or rebuilding
engines, he gave it 100%. He loved adventures and a
good laugh. We will miss his quirky grin and
mischievous sense of humor.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his
daughter: Christie R. Travelute, MD and his
grandchildren: Emma and Nicholas Ammirati. He is also
survived by children from his first marriage to
Georgia Haas (now deceased): his daughter: Theresa
Travelute and her husband Mike Erler; his son: Robin
Travelute; his daughter in law: Sarah Travelute; and
his sister: Verona Wisniewski and her husband Mel
Sherrill. He was preceded in death by his son: Toby P.
Travelute; his sister: Valia Hays and his brothers:
John and Andrew, Jr.
Bob's family would like to thank the David Rich family
of Morristown, TN for their enduring friendship and
countless acts of kindness.
Services will be held at a later date and are entrusted
to Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation
Services, LLC, the honored provider for the
Pennsylvania Cremation Society. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions can be made to Penn State
Hershey Department of Dermatology Research Fund or
the Jim & Joyce Marks Education Endowment Fund at
Penn State Hershey, Office of University Development,
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, A120, P.O. Box 852,
Hershey PA 17033-0855. Leave an online condolence
Published in Patriot-News on Jan. 15, 2015 -
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CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY
Homage to Bob - Rest In Peace
Bob Travelute was employed
with ONA in 1966.
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