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.