Robert Micajah Mingea, Jr.

April 7, 1920 - July 4, 2013
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Robert Micajah Mingea, Jr. passed peacefully to the other shore on July 4, 2013. He was born April 7, 1920 to Ann Herren Mingea and Robert Micajah Mingea, Sr. in Bessemer, Alabama. Studying and working split shifts in the TCI coal mines in Bessemer, he graduated from Birmingham Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Bob graduated from the United States Naval Academy Officer’s Training Program. He was assigned as a Lieutenant JG to the USS South Dakota, serving in the South Pacific in WWII.

Following WWII, Bob enjoyed a career with American Blower for over 20 years. He was instrumental in bringing Lodge-Cottrell, Ltd., of England, to the US. He was noted as an early leader in air quality control in the US, serving as Vice President of Sales after merging the company with Dresser Industries in 1973. After retirement from Dresser, Bob was an avid golfer and founding member of the Fortnightly Book Club in Galveston, which remains active to this day over 20 years later.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Mingea, the mother of his beloved son and daughter, Robert Micajah Mingea, III, and Diane Mingea; and Jean Clifford Mingea. He is survived by his grandchildren, Adrianne Mingea and Marisa Mingea, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 9th, at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the American Heart Association and Mary Star of the Sea, Galveston, TX.

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Born: April 7, 1920
Died: July 4, 2013

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Doris posted on 11/30/-1

My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss, one day soon, all sickness and death will be know more, we will soon reap the many blessings of our savior Jesus Christ sacrificial death - Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:3, 4; John 3:16.


Cindy Mingea posted on 11/30/-1

Daddy Bob was a loving and kind father-in-law to me . I always admired his temperance and strength. it is soothing to know that found peace in his home on the beach that he loved so much.


Adrianne Mingea posted on 11/30/-1

I will always remember growing up on the beaches of Galveston. Right outside Daddy Bob's doorstep, our family created great memories of feeding the seagulls, crabbing, and kite flying. My sister and I were given the duty of putting up the American flag every morning... Even though Daddy Bob had been up since dawn with his coffee, waiting for the rest of the world to wake up. I will miss the sparkle in his eye and the smile on his face. As my mother wrote, it is very soothing to know he passed in the home on the beach that he loved so dearly.