He was known to Fort Wayne Observed readers for his marvelous photographic skill. Most notably, Bob's photos of the 2008 snowfall in West Central drew a well-deserved deluge of favorable comments.
Bob also provided FWOb with photographs of an all-too common occurrence near his residence: vehicles that couldn't make the curve on W. Washington just past the Swinney Homestead. He was still chonicling those accidents this year.
You may see a trove of his work at RobertPence.com.
He served in the US Air Force, was a long-time employee of General Electric, and finished his career with Lincoln National Life Insurance.
Bob was a native of Bluffton and his funeral will be held in his hometown at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel. You may read his obituary here.
During his life, Bob Pence gave a gift of allowing many others to see Fort Wayne how his eyes viewed it. When the first substantial snowfall of this winter visits, try to view our city the way Robert Pence would see it.