Robert Byron Gillam of Anchorage, Alaska - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Obituaries

Robert Byron Gillam of Anchorage, Alaska

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:00 am

Born on the banks of the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, local entrepreneur Bob Gillam passed away at sunset on a beautiful autumn afternoon in Anchorage, surrounded by family.

Bob moved to Anchorage before statehood, attending local schools. At one time he was the Alaska Soap Box Derby champion. At West High School, Bob was rumored to have ridden his motorcycle down a hallway and to have thrown cherry bombs into school toilets. But as a bad boy gone good, Bob also participated in the downhill ski team, played the clarinet and won a ribbon at the science fair for his working Teslacoil, all in keeping with his multifarious capabilities and interests.

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