Mr. Eugene Robert (Bob) Eastin

  • Died: May 21, 2015
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri

Ambruster Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation

6633 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

Tel. (314) 863-1300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Eugene Robert (Bob) Eastin 76, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Dear brother of Virginia (Christopher) Hoeper; dear uncle of Christopher E. (Katie) Hoeper and Tiffany A. (Scott) Auer; great-uncle of Adrianna and Ryder; Haley, William and Aiden; dear cousin, colleague and friend. Bob retired from teaching at Webster Groves High School in 1993 but continued to mentor young people. He was a long time volunteer, supporter and board member of the Transportation Museum Association. He was also a member of the MAC and their Apollos Club. He served on the MSTA board and was an alumnus of the University of Central Missouri. Services: Private graveside services for close family and friends will be held Wednesday. A memorial service is planned for a later date in June. Memorial gifts may be given to the Transport Museum Association, 2967 Barrett Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I have just learned of Bob's death tonight. I am so sorry to hear this news. I was a student at Webster Groves High School from 1972 to 1975. As a matter of fact, I never had Mr. Eastin as a teacher but my dad, Jerry Knight, was the principal during Bob's years at WGHS. I also had the privilege of serving with Bob on the Board of Directors of the Howard A. Latta Scholarship Fund.

He was one heck of a storyteller!

Nancy Knight Lindemood

Posted by Nancy Knight Lindemood - Fort Collins, CO - Student, fellow Board member   June 28, 2015

I have great memories of our time as student and the Central Missouri State College, now Central Missouri University. Bob was a class ahead of me and was a great role model as a college student.

Posted by Gordon White - Carbondale, IL - college classmate   May 26, 2015

Remembering Bob.

Bob will be greatly missed. I think he was a friend to everyone. He was involved in so many things. The Museum of Transport was a great passion for him going back to when he was a teenager and the museum was just a collection of junk train engines, cars, parts and paper documents. Before driving he would ride the streetcar out and stay the weekend.

I first knew Bob when we came together in Junior High from separate grade schools. He was the one that informed me of the job opening at Kleisly's in what must have been 1954 and we all know where that went. I spent the rest of my working career in Pharmacy.

Our lives had crossed many times since and we always had great conversations.

To friendship, Don Wolff

Posted by Don Wolff - Chesterfield, MO - Friend   May 25, 2015

Bob was instrumental in helping me research my father's family tree, even though Bob and I are related through our mothers. He so admired my father's service in WWII. We traveled to Ft. Smith, AR, to research the Bollingers and toured the local cemeteries. He knew how to find documents related to property, birth and deaths, and cemeteries in the Ft. Smith library. He took me to the WWII Memorial dedication in Washington, DC, to represent my father, a Navy veteran (deceased). Who but Cousin Bob would care about this? He told me just recently that my father, Russell Bollinger, bought Bob his first suit when he was a teenager, after Uncle Gene had passed away.

I have many good memories of Cousin Bob. My mother, Elsie Mae Hartmann Bollinger, completely and totally loved her nephew Bob, at least as much as she loved me. Maybe more.

Blessings, Bob, on your great train ride to heaven, because that is where you surely are.

Posted by Lynne Bollinger Donoghue - Gurnee, IL - First Cousin   May 24, 2015