Robert Dexter Bagley

Robert Dexter Bagley (Bob), age 77, of Irving, Texas, died on March
13, 2022 after a short battle with cancer.

He was the son of Henry Dexter Bagley and Barbara Jean Harries Bagley, who pre-deceased him.

He grew up in Wethersfield, CT where he attended First Church
Congregational. In his youth, he played little league baseball and
soccer and was a lifeguard for the town of Wethersfield. Bob
graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1962, obtained his
bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in 1966, and received his
MBA from Rutgers University in 1967. After serving in the U.S. Army,
he went to work for Arthur Young, now Ernst & Young, as a CPA.
One of his first responsibilities at Arthur Young dealt with establishing
controls for the brand new Off Track Betting. His next career move
was to American Airlines where he would stay for thirty years until his
retirement in 2003. Bob worked in various areas of American,
including Americana Hotels, then a subsidiary of American, where he
met his wife.  His last position was General Auditor for American. For
almost forty years, he served on the Supervisory Committee of
American Airlines Federal Credit Union. He also enjoyed a thirty-year
relationship with the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) serving as
Chairman of the Audit Committee for the past ten years.
Bob enjoyed playing golf in the early years with his dad and then with
his many friends, including courses at St. Andrews, Scotland and
Pebble Beach, California. He also enjoyed traveling, especially
cruising and took many wonderful trips with his wife and friends. One
of the highlights was a transatlantic cruise on the Queen Mary II. He
loved wearing a tux and a bow tie. He also had a fondness for Cape
Cod and for over thirty-five years, would travel there annually to
spend time with family and friends.
Bob is survived by his wife Carol Nan Hess, his twin sisters Susan
Saunders (Wayne), Irvington, VA, and Sally Lewis (Seth), Somers,
NY, his two nephews Kevin Lewis and Brian Lewis (Danielle) as
well as three great-nieces and one great-nephew.

A celebration of life is planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Best
Friends Animal Society, or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank VITAS Healthcare and NolasHands for their care of Bob in his final months.

9 replies on “Robert Dexter Bagley”

Judith B. Parady says:

You will be missed, dear cousin..

Love Judi and Reggie

Donna Schilke says:

Sue and Sally.. so sorry to hear about Bobs passing! Your Big Brother was always so nice to the lil sisters and their friends
With sympathy and friendship
Love Donna ( Schilke)

Anonymous says:

Very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a
classmate at Wethersfields high school. Always
was a very refined nice looking fellow. I always noticed his very nice appearance and deameanor.
Deepest condolences to all family members and friends.
Diane Yacovone Aurigemma

Leslie Watson says:

Sue and Sally… Deepest Sympathy… Bob was a dear friend since second grade…Just a fine person.. wonderful photo and obituary…fond memories…
With sympathy,
Leslie St. Germain Watson

Brian Neville says:

I played Little League baseball with Bob on the Lions team in Wethersfield. His father Henry was the coach. He was a excellent baseball player. It was good to see how successful Bob was in his career choices and life in general. I have many great memories of those days and have parents like Henry Bagley to thank for them.

Malcolm Smith says:

Bob was my first friend, from 3rd grade at Stephen Mix Mitchell school. And we’ve been friends ever since. I always admired his kindness, and his combination of athletic and academic talents.

Frank and Anita Porco says:

Our condolences to Carol and Bob’s family. Bob was a great golf buddy of Frank’s and a kind, gentle man- he will be missed.

Anonymous says:

So sorry to read this. Condolences to Sue, Sally and his wife Carol. Sharon Repass Muscarella

Nancy (Wargocki) Whitmore says:

So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. I worked with him at the AA G.O. in Manhattan when he reported to Brian Kilduff. Nice man.

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