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Robert Russell Maillart

November 6, 1943 –
 January 5, 2023


Robert “Bob” Russell Maillart, 79, of Plano, Texas, passed away on January 5, 2023. Bob was born to Edmond B. Maillart and Martha E. Trotter, on November 6, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce; their two children, Lisa and Jamie; and his four grandchildren, Chester, Pearl, Rose, and Wolf. Bob enjoyed a long and successful career in telecommunications software engineering and stayed in touch with many of his former colleagues as dear friends in his retirement. Bob was happiest surrounded by family and friends where he could relax, laugh, extend his genuine kindness, and of course, enjoy a little “this.” Details regarding a celebration of life will be made available in the near future.

    Christine Cook
    12 Jan 2023

    Mr Maillart was always warm and kind with a smile on his face. It was obvious that he enjoyed being with his daughter Lisa and grandson Wolf. I know how much they’ll miss his presence. Sending my condolences to the whole family.

    Christine Cook

    Ian Rehmert
    13 Jan 2023

    Bob was a fantastic host and always made me feel welcome and at home. I remember visiting when Plano was out in the boonies like it was yesterday. He also knew how to throw together a margarita happy hour pool party in his sleep. Wish I could grab one more with him, but I’m sure he’s fixing a few up now as we think about him and he looks down on us with a smile.

    Denise McCutchen Grace
    15 Feb 2023

    Bob was an early mentor and I am a better person for his guidance and friendship. My years at MCI working with Bob and our “gang” are some of the best years of my career. RIP Bob

    Ellie Luce
    15 Feb 2023

    Bob was a leader and a counselor for those of us who had an opportunity to work with him. Whether it was a complex technical issue or a relationship conundrum, he always had insight to offer that benefited us all.

    It was an honor to be both his friend and his cohort. May he rest in peace.


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