Monday 13th of November 1933 - Tuesday 12th of April 2022
Bob Naydan, husband and father as well as retired electrical engineer in the aerospace industry, died Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Bob was born in 1933 in the Bronx, New York City, New York. He graduated from the City College of New York with a degree in electrical engineering and spent the bulk of his career working on projects like the Apollo moon missions, the Space Shuttle, the B2 Bomber, and a variety of Air Force jets. He and his wife Terry, a former schoolteacher, retired to Lexington after spending many vacations in Kentucky and falling in love with the area and thoroughbred racing. Bob and Terry have become big fans of the Wildcats and have enjoyed all of the culture that Lexington has to offer.
Bob is known in Lexington for the classical music programs he arranged and hosted for WEKU, “Afternoon Classics” and “Evening Classics” where he played popular and well-liked classical music and where his accent gave him away as a former New Yorker. He also read the news to the blind on a weekly basis and delivered food to the poor. He was active in his church, Christ the King Roman Catholic Church where he was an usher and newsletter editor.
He is survived by his wife Terry and his two children, son Mark, and daughter Wendy and her husband Richard.
Visitation will be held at the Milward Funeral Directors, 1509 Trent Blvd, Lexington, KY 40515 on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 299 Colony Blvd, Lexington KY 40502 with burial to follow. For more information, please visit www.milwardfuneral.com
Bob & I are so very sorry for your family’s loss of your wonderful father. What an impressive life he led, amazing career, brilliant mind, dedicated family man, devoted husband, volunteering to help those in need! May your cherished memories of the good times carry you through your grief and remain in your hearts forever. You have our deepest sympathies. Rest In Peace, Mr Naydan, soar with the angels.
My prayers and thought are with you and your family, Terry. Mo Murphy
Rest in peace, Mr. Naydan. "Well done, good and faithful servant..." (Matt. 25:23)