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In Loving Memory

From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank everyone who attended Saturday’s Celebration of Bob Beyster’s Life. It was a beautiful and harmonious occasion from the start through the stunning sunset on the patio overlooking the bay. We know that he would have enjoyed it. Here are a few photos from the service.

For those who were not able to attend, thank you again for your condolences. We’ve included the program here and will provide a link in the future when the videos are available.

–The Beyster Family

Photos courtesy of J.Dixx Photography

You are invited to a Public Celebration of Bob Beyster’s Life on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. To attend, please register here.

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

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Dr. J. Robert Beyster – Husband, Father, & Entrepreneur
1924 – 2014

Thank you to the hundreds of friends and colleagues who have shared their stories about Bob. Please keep sending them via the blog.

We are looking forward to bringing his many friends together to continue sharing tributes and stories. To help us plan the event, please register before January 27th!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Beyster Family

Thank You

My family and I want to thank the hundreds of people who have shared their stories about my father on this blog and privately with the family. We are grateful and blessed to hear from old and new friends about the impact he had on so many lives—across the country, and around the world.

Over the past week, the love and prayers from family and friends have brought us much comfort. Last Friday, Dad was laid to rest in San Diego during a small, private service. It was a beautiful and special day. May he rest in peace.

We look forward to a public celebration of his life early next year, and we will post the date, time, and location soon. It is our sincere hope that you will join us.

God bless and have a happy New Year.

Mary Ann

Dr. Beyster Memorial

Dr. Beyster’s Passing

Dear Friends,

Dad passed away peacefully early this morning. The family was with him. He was wearing his favorite sailing clothes, including an America’s Cup jacket and his University of Michigan cap.

We all knew this day would come, but it’s never easy to say goodbye. Although this is a very sad time for our family, let’s celebrate the life of this remarkable man. He touched so many lives and gave to others selflessly. We all want to make a mark on the world, and my father—Dr. J. Robert Beyster—really did. See a link to a copy of his obituary, which tells the story. We welcome comments on this blog.

Thank you for your love and friendship, and for being such an important part of Dad’s life.

Mary Ann

Dr. Beyster and family

Things have quieted down since my birthday party a few weeks ago. Thank you all again for the birthday wishes. It was good to hear from you, and to watch the videos.

My coauthor for The SAIC Solution — Peter Economy — recently wrote a column on Inc.com that I think you might find of interest. It is titled Dr. B’s 9 Billion-Dollar Success Secrets. The column summarizes the nine lessons we learned from building SAIC, and they will probably be familiar to those of you who worked at the company.

– Bob

I would like to take some time to thank everyone for wishing me a happy 90th birthday. To be honest, I never expected to make it this far, but I am very glad I did.

We had a very enjoyable party at the Beach & Tennis Club this past Saturday, and I was surrounded by friends and family, including a number of SAIC employees, present and past. I especially enjoyed watching the videos that you sent for the occasion.

It is my understanding that Robert is still accepting these videos, and you are welcome to continue to submit them for the next week or so to be included in the long version that he is putting together. Click here if you would like to do that.

Thank you again for the best birthday ever. I look forward to many more. I have included a family photo from the party below.

— Bob


Photo courtesy of J.Dixx Photography


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