Robert John Molloy
Robert John Molloy was born in Middletown, Ohio, and lived in Colorado for 64 years. He worked for Martin Marietta for 45 years on programs including Titan I, Titan II, Gemini, Skylab, MX/Peacekeeper and Zenith Star. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2000 after 50 years in the aerospace industry.
Molloy earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., and moved to Colorado in 1950 to work for the Heckethorn Company. He volunteered for the Army in WWII, landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day Plus One and earned two Bronze Stars.
He served as president of the Littleton Chamber of Commerce, served on the Arapahoe County Extension Service Advisory Board and was president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Western Division. He was an advisor and board member for AVERITECH, EQUINOX Interscience and Vista LifeSciences. Three years ago he worked with members of Congress advocating for military and veteran psychological and brain injury care. He was a precinct leader for Arapahoe County until he was 85.
He was a gentleman farmer and enjoyed time with family, vintage trains and raising bees.
Molloy is survived by his wife, Natli Molloy, and their children, Natli VanDerWerken, Carolyn Mulligan, John Molloy, Peg Molloy, Robert Molloy, Jr. and Thomas Molloy, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Solemn High Requiem Mass was celebrated on July 22 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Littleton CO. Burial followed at Fort Logan National Cemetery with Military Honors.
Donations may be made to the Colorado National Guard Foundation, www.ngaco.org.
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