Robert Emmett “Bob” Fahey

Robert Emmett “Bob” Fahey

August 20, 1928 – December 9, 2020


Born in Omaha, Bob was preceded in death by parents and four brothers; wife, Jaye (Wheatley); son, Robert Jr.  Survived by daughter, Diane Evans (Bill) and Sue Korn (Richard); son, William; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters.  Bob was a wonderful husband, devoted father, and loving caregiver when called upon to his wife of 58 years and to his son.

Next to family was his love of trains. Starting as a youth with the Union Pacific Railroad, he rose through the ranks to Station Master. When the Union Station closed to passenger trains in 1971, he pursued a second career with Pepsico.  Upon retirement, he returned as a docent to the now-named Durham Museum to share his vast knowledge.  To learn more about his railroad career, visit the museum’s website or view his statue and memorial in the Great Hall.

After a private family service, Bob will be interred at Evergreen Cemetery.  A celebration of his life will be held later.



1 Condolence

  • Robert M. Opitz Posted December 14, 2020 11:46 am

    i will miss you greatly Bob. Our conversations in your garage, getting me on at Pepsi after the Army. You were and are a man i greatly admire.

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