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Bob died August 22, 1981, in Visalia, California. He was born April 22, 1927, in Casper, Wyoming. Bob was in the Navy 1945-46 and is pictured in the Helena H.S. yearbook in 1945 prior to his enlistment in the Navy. He jumped at Missoula during the 1947 season. From his son Mark: "My dad died of a heart attack while running near his home in Visalia."
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Stermitz, Robert Eugene (Missoula 1947)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 53.