Robert G. McBeath               27 May 2004

Dick Matthews called me a little while ago to tell me that Bob McBeath 
died about 6:00pm  today  (27 May).  Bob had been in poor health for a 
few years and required dialysis treatment three times a  week.  He had 
been getting gradually weaker day by day and died peacefully  at  home 
Bob attended the GSI Reunion in October but was confined  to  a  wheel 
chair  at  that  time.  He seemed to be his usually cheerful self even 
tho' the dialysis treatment was reducing his energy level considerably 
then.   No  information  at  this time about any funeral arrangements.  
I'll send additional information when available.
Ben Giles

MCBEATH, ROBERT G. was born December 27, 1930 in Raymond, 
Alberta Canada and passed away May 27, 2004 in Richardson, 
Texas  surrounded by  his  family.  Survived by his wife, 
Marjorie McBeath; daughters, Susan Lawson,  Gaye Proshek, 
Joanie  Scott;  son,  John  McBeath;  ten  grandchildren; 
brothers,  Dr. Douglas McBeath,  Mel McBeath and  sister, 
Doreen  Abbott.   Bob  graduated  from  the University of 
Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology. He 
was a member of "Ducks Unlimited" and hunted in Canada for 
over  30  years.  In  his 39+ year employment with GSI, he traveled to 
every continent except Antarctica and visited  33  foreign  countries.  
Making his and his family's home in 5 of them. Bob was honored by being
elected as a senior member of the Technical Staff at Texas Instruments.
During  his  career  he saw a complete change in the technology of the 
geophysical business including the move  from  analog to digital, from 
slide  rule to  computers, and the  introduction  of 3-D seismic.  Bob 
loved his family and his many grandchildren brought him great joy.  He
enjoyed  growing  roses and doing wood work.  Memorial service will be
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2004  at  First  United  Methodist  Church
of Richardson.  Interment prior to service  at 1:30 p.m.  at  Restland 
Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation
of North Texas, 3530 Forest Lane, Suite 105, Dallas, Texas 75234. 

"Goodnight, sweet prince and flights of angels hymn thee to thy rest." 

Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.com

Published in the Dallas Morning News on 5/30/2004.

I was saddened to hear about the death of Bob McBeath. I first met Bob 
in 1960 when he was a supervisor in Libya.   We have been good friends 
for the last forty-four years - although meeting too seldom - he lived 
on the bottom of the continent and I lived on the top.

I respected Bob for his integrity and talents, and admired him for his
unfailingly good humor, under any condition.  

Every day was a holiday when Bob was around.

He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.

John Pflueger