Resident of Los Altos May 2, 1933 – April 19, 2019 Bob McConnell passed away April 19 after a brief hospital stay, just shy of his 86thbirthday. Bob was born May 2, 1933, to Olive and Grenfall McConnell. He attended Oakland High School and the University of California, Berkeley, leaving Cal in 1954 to join the Air Force. He was the only member of his testing class to move on to pilot training, after which he attended officer training in Bainbridge, GA. It was during his initial assignment, in Libya, that he met his “first love” — a 1931 Fiat sports roadster that he restored, instilling a lifelong love of antique cars. After Libya, he was stationed in Japan, as well as Arizona, Florida, Michigan, and New York. He was honorably discharged in 1968 at the rank of captain with over 8,000 hours piloting the B-57. He returned to the Bay Area, employed by Pan American World Airways as a flight engineer.