Beloved brother and uncle
Longtime Dongan Hills resident, Robert Malcolm Traynham, died July 7, 2016, at his home.
Born in Gravesend on March 31, 1931, he grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn before settling on Staten Island in 1960.
Bobby received a bachelor of business arts degree from Manhattan College in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a military photographer from 1953 to 1955. After his discharge, he worked as an accountant in Manhattan for Babcock & Wilcox, U.S. Steel, and ABC Television until his retirement.
A painter, photographer, and avid reader, he loved watching vintage movies, especially the films of Richard Dix. He also enjoyed going to plays and movies in Manhattan and completed and copyrighted two undeveloped film scripts.
He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Malcolm and Anna Traynham, also of Dongan Hills. He is survived by two nieces and three nephews, Susanna Fitzgerald, David Gentile, Robert Gentile, Laura Gentile, and Michael Dare-Gentile.
There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church in Dongan Hills today, Wednesday, July 13, at 10 a.m.
Published in Staten Island Advance on July 13, 2016
Traynham, Robert M. [MC1953 RIP]
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I believe that Bobby is a member of the great Class of 1953.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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