Robert E. Ainsley

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Robert "Bob" E. Ainsley, a resident of New Braunfels, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at his residence in New Braunfels at the age of 81. Robert was born on October 11, 1930 in East Millsboro, PA to Andrew T. Ainsley and Gertrude Moore Ainsley. Bob, as he was affectionately known by both his family and friends, was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid sports fan; he loved to bowl, coached little league baseball and was a faithful follower of high school sports, especially the Unicorns. Bob served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and retired after 22 years of dedicated service. Moreover, as a second career, Mr. Ainsley was employed at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, where he also retired after 22 years of service. Survivors include his loving wife, Rose E. Ainsley; daughter, Renee Romito; son, Bobby Ainsley and wife, Melissa; sister, Betty Rankin; brother, Ken Ainsley and wife, Charlene; grandchildren, Gianina, Nick, Kendall and Madison. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Crawford and Andrew Ainsley, and by one sister, Kate Drylie. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the funeral home with Reverend Charles Van Natter officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held at 9:45 AM on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels.

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  1. Aunt Rose and Family, I really wish I could be there with you. I have some really good memories of Uncle Bob. He was a great man and he will be missed. Love you bunches and will be praying for you.

  2. Rose, Bob was one of the most selfless men I ever met. He was stoic and loving, stubborn and kind, and always a man for whom family was the top priority. I always had the highest respect for Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Paul and Sabina.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss. I never had a chance to meet Bob but growing up friends with Gianina I always heard so many wonderful stories. My prayers are with your family.

  4. Bobby, You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless you. We are so sorry for your loss.

  5. Mrs. Ainsley, I had the pleasure to know and work with Bob at SWRI while I was there. He always had a joke or comical comment for most people. He was a pleasure to be with. My wife and I wish to convey to you our most heartfelt sympathies to you and yours during this very difficult period of your lives. Sincerely, Bob and Sherry Ingram

  6. I was deeply saddened by the news about Mr. Ainsley, I am so very sorry. May God bless you and your family during this time. Your Neighbor The O’Brien’s

  7. David and I were very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Your whole family is in our prayers.

  8. Bobby, Jim & I want to express our sympathy to you & your entire family. Please know that we have been praying for comfort and peace and that God wrap His loving arms around you in your grief. Our God is good and will keep your dad safe until we all meet again, just as He promised. Love & Prayers, Jim & Betty

  9. My sincere condolences to the family. I knew Bob a long time ago and he left me with an impression that will last a life time. He was a good man and he will be missed. He will not be forgotten. Much Respects to the family, Tony

  10. We heard about Uncle Bob. We are so sorry and want you to know we are thinking of you guys and what everyone is going through right now. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you. We can imagine how difficult this time must be for all of you. “Hold tight to memories for comfort,lean on your friends for strength,and always remember how much you are cared about.” Rob and Tc Cirelli

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