Robert Wofford Tate, 77, died at his home in Virginia Highlands, Atlanta, Georgia on February 9 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on on September, 3, 1940, to Minnie Belle Wofford Tate and Albert Clark Tate, Sr. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 1958 and earned a Master of Engineering degree from Yale University in 5 years, graduating in 1963. While serving as a lieutenant in the US Navy from 1963-1969 he earned a Master of Science degree from California Tech in 1968. He worked as a computer software engineer in the early days at Hughes Aircraft in California and later in Atlanta for the Kilpatrick, Cody, Rogers, McClatchey and Regenstein law firm, the Southern Company, and Equitable Life Insurance. Robert’s only sibling, Albert Clark Tate, Jr., predeceased him. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Elvira McMillan Mannelly of Atlanta, his nieces, Minnie Tate Dubilier of Connecticut and Elvira Tate Hoskins of Virginia, nephews, Clark Tate and Edward Tate both of Atlanta, and his friend and caregiver, Angel Navarro. A private memorial service will be held at a future date.

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  1. I want to express my condolences to your family. I hope you can find comfort in God’s word where he promises a hope for our loved ones we have lost. Isaiah 26:19, ““Your dead will live. My corpses* will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust!”

  2. Bob Tate, a kind and thoughtful man will be missed. His contributions to our neighborhood in years gone by
    are appreciated. May he be at peace.

  3. I haven’t seen Robert in many years, and I am very sorry to hear of his passing He was my first cousin…George Tate was my daddy. He and Albert spent a few weeks of each summer visiting us. They lived in Arlington, VA, at the time, and always enjoyed spending time in the country. I still live in the country of part of the 200 acres that my daddy owned.

    I’m sure he will be missed.

  4. Although it has been many years since I have seen Robert, I remember he was a fine gentleman. I am sorry for your loss of a brother-in-law and an uncle.
    My respect and prayers.
    Don Tate
    His first cousin. Son of Jeff and Lee Onnie Tate.
    Seattle, Washington

  5. I have known Bob as a thoughtful friend and neighbor. Since my childhood, Bob has provided warmth, joy and stories of those he held dear. He will be missed. May he be in peace and love. Warmest regards to his family.

  6. Sorry to hear about your lost it’s always hard when losing some one we love and cherish death isn’t the easiest thing to cope with Acts 24:15 assures us that their will be a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with your family

  7. I only remember meeting Robert once but certainly heard a lot about him from Aunt Cora Jane and Carolyn. I am his Uncle Pete’s grandson.

  8. Bob and I served together in USS Halsey (DLG-23). We and a couple of other bachelor junior
    officers shared an apartment at Mission Beach in San Diego. His nickname was”Stache” in recognition of his larger-than-regulations-allowed mustache. He was one of the smartest and funniest people I ever met. It pains me to learn of his Alsheimers disease. Rest in peace, old friend.

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