Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Robert M. Obeid

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Robert M. Obeid

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Obeid, Robert M.

August 29, 1926 - March 9, 2017

Robert M. Obeid of Bradenton, Florida died on March 9, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born August 29, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In 1944 he entered the Navy, serving in the Pacific during the end of WW2. In 1950 he graduated with honors from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a BS in chemistry, where he also played football. In 1951 he married Dorothy Saba, also of Wilkes-Barre, then was immediately called to Oklahoma by the Army. After returning to live in Wilkes-Barre, the first four of their six children were born. Bob, wife and kids then moved to Gainesville in 1958, where he attended the Univ. of Florida School of Pharmacy, from which he graduated with honors. In 1961 the family moved to Sarasota, where their two youngest were born. Bob first worked as a pharmacist at Sarasota Memorial and Liggett Drugs, then in 1966 opened K n K Pharmacy in Bradenton. In 1982 he opened Palm Plaza Pharmacy in Sarasota. …

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