2 June 1939 — 9 May 2016
Robert (Bob) David Joseph, 76, of Honolulu, died peacefully at home on 9 May 2016, surrounded by loved ones. Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, he was a Professor Emeritus in Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Joseph retired at the end of December 2015, and was awarded the Regent’s Award for Excellence in Teaching—a real boon for a researcher! And finally, Asteroid 7159 was named in his honor. He is survived by his wife, Judy Joseph; son, Jamie Joseph; daughter, Susan Sanger; daughter-in-law, Katharine Smales; brothers, Edward and Paul Joseph; grandson, Felix Joseph: and dog, Coco Puff Joseph. A celebration of his life was held at Calvary by the Sea in Aina Haina, on Sunday, 5 June. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Oahu Choral Society and/or FACE (Faith in Action and Community Equity).