Robert (Rob) Lee Joseph was born in Dallas, Texas.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and spent the last 4 years of his 10 year military career helping run computer operations at Headquarters, USAF, the Pentagon.
On November 22, 1963, the then young Wall Street Journal employee was standing on the curb in downtown Dallas, Texas when he witnessed President and Jackie Kennedy's limousine pass by him. He felt as if the president's bright smile and cheery wave were just for him, right before the doomed motorcade made that fateful turn.... and the end of Camelot...
In 1976, Rob honorably left the Air Force to help raise his growing family. Rob has had many interesting opportunities in the Information Technology field, ranging from The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Aerospace Technologist for General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin, Computer Instructor, Programmer, Systems Analyst/Specialist, Certified IT Project Manager for Shaw Industries, Computer Operations Manager for National Savings and Trust, and Senior Business Analyst for Wachovia Securities.
In his church callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rob has served as a Bishop and Stake High Councilor among other various callings as he has lived in Texas, California, Virginia, Illinois, Georgia and halfway around the world.
Awards and Recognitions:
Rob was recognized by the Dalton Writers Group in Dalton, Georgia for his entry, "Family Times" in the annual Butch Couch writing contest.
The Author/Poet was also recognized by the http://www.poeticaljourneys.com/ website for his entry, 'Touched by the Spirit'.
He was recognized by the Lockheed Management Association for his ten years volunteer service in the Junior Achievement program in the public schools.
The Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America recognized him for 4 years of service teaching the Computer merit badge at Computer Camp.
His most prized recognition however, is as husband to Deloris and father to 9 children: Tiffini, Christi, Robert, Lily, Andreya, Vivian, Rusty, David Michael, and Dorthea Marie; As well as "Grand-Pa" to 17 grandchildren: Ashley, Alex, Preston, Katelynnd, Kirklyn, Pasha, Rebecca, Mattie, Morgan, Adam, Lillian Jolie, Genevieve Sunshine, Kaylee Diana and Kimberly Luann Joseph, plus Dante and Amara Zayas/Joseph, and newly-arrived Ellieanne Bishop;
And not to leave out Daughters-in-law Pamella, Kristy and Aubrieanne, plus Son-in-laws, Greg Duff, Von Sleigher, Jeremy Weadon, Aaron Herrmann,and Guillermo Jose' Colon.
Rob Joseph can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deloris & Rob Joseph
At his 50th High School Reunion 2012
Humanitarian Service: Through his affiliation with the LDS Church, over the years, Rob has participated in Disaster Recovery Service during Hurricane Andrew in Homestead, Florida., Flooding in Albany, Georgia and Tornados in Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Rob's alma mater is The University of Texas at Arlington where he earned his bachelor's degree in Business and majored in Management Information Systems.
Rob dedicated his first book, From Here to Everywhere, in loving memory of his first wife, Diana Lee James Joseph, who died September 3, 1981, at the age of 33.
Rob loves to read and write and enjoys all genre's except horror and the occult. He has especially enjoyed writing the Everywhere Book series. He first published 'From Here to Everywhere' in 2000 with his 6th Book in the Everywhere Series, From Here to Everywhere and Beyond, being an action-packed 3-in-1 thrillogy of the action that happens in the first 3 books and published February, 2010 in a down-loadable version only. For more book details see Author events and read the Synopsis. Rob expects this latest book to become the basis for a great movie script or TV Series
Rob has visited many interesting places in his travels, including: Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska, Honolulu, Hawaii, (Oahu, Maui, and Kauai), Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Montreal, Madrid, London, The Azores, Portugal, San Franciso, Los Angeles, San Diego, Salt Lake City, El Paso, Houston, Corpus Christi, Austin, Wichita Falls, Tx., Miami, Orlando, Homestead, Fla., Boston, Ma., Charlotte, N.C., Richmond, Va, The White House, The Capitol, and Pentagon(worked there for 4 years in the Air Force), Hershey, PA, Disneyland and Disney World, Atlanta, Savannah, Macon and Albany, Ga., Chicago and Navoo, Il., Milwaukee and Greenbay WI, Chattanoga, Nashville, Knoxville,Tn., Phoenix and Mesa, Tucson Az.,and Tucumcari & Nara Visa, NM, Zion Nat'l Park, Utah and not to leave out Dallas and Fort Worth where he lived for thirty years.
Author, Robert Lee Joseph