Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bob Raemore ('62), 4-Time Penn Relays Champion, R.I.P.

Former Villanova sprint standout Bob Raemore (class of 1962) has died at the age of 71. He passed away on February 9th in Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. Villanovans will remember Bob as a stalwart sprinter on Jumbo Elliott's teams of the early 1960s. Raemore was part of 4 Penn Relays championship relay quartets: the 4 x 440y relay in both 1960 and 1961, and the 4 x 220y relay in 1961 and 1962. He also collected two IC4A championships in the 4 x 440y relays. Raemore was a 3-time Pennsylvania high school state champion, winning a rare triple (the 100y in 9.9 seconds, the 220y in 21.4 seconds, and the 400y in a PA state record of 48.5 seconds) at the 1958 Pennsylvania state championship meet -- all on his 17th birthday. After his running career at Villanova, Bob attended dental school and practiced in Indiana, Pennsylvania for the past 35 years. He worked as well for years as assistant track coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and in 2007 he was named the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coach's Association's (USTFCCCA) National Women's Assistant Coach of the Year in Division II.

Friends of Dr. Robert Raemore will be received Thursday February 14th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home in Indiana, PA where a funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

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