MUSGRAVE, ROBERT I.
Memorial services are to be scheduled for early August for Robert I. Musgrave “Bob”, 78, of Hoboken. He passed away at his home on June 17. Bob was born in Columbia, MO. He grew up in Columbia, MO and attended Hickman High, graduating in 1952. He was part of the undefeated 1951 Hickman football team. Bob was honored as a 1952 High School All American Quarterback. During his college years, in the school of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Bob was an All Time Letterman in football 1953-54, All Time Letterman in Baseball 1954-56, and was drafted out of University of Missouri by the Baltimore Orioles in 1956. Bob was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 with the entire University of Missouri Baseball Team that won the College World Series in 1954. The entire Musgrave family were Missouri fans with C.W. Musgrave managing the college bookstore and Bob’s brother Jim also graduating from the University with a degree in Engineering. Bob’s mother Pearl also managed the Stephens College Bookstore.
The Air Force called Bob into service in the fall of 1956 and he served from 1956 to 1961. He was a pilot with the Strategic Air Command. Mr. Musgrave was a journalist by profession. He retired from AT&T after 32 years of employment. Bob was a member of the Elks and also volunteered for various charitable organizations throughout the years.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Clarence Willis “C.W.” and Pearl Marie “Allison” Musgrave, Columbia, MO., a sister Margaret Noel and her husband Jim, a sisterinlaw Nancy Mount joy Musgrave, and his only son, Christian Robert Musgrave, Chappaqua, NY.
Bob is survived by a friend Online Bennett and her daughters, as well as eight grandchildren who him; a sister Eleanor Musgrave Mires and her husband Jack, Whittier, CA., and a brother James R. Musgrave “Jim”, Westlake, OH., He is also survived by his cousins Nan Olson and Sherri Musgrave, 5 nieces, 3 nephews, and a host of great nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Failla Memorial Home, Hoboken.