Robert Kiskadden Baum, 40, died Friday, October 5, 1990 at the Logan Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

Born August 6, 1950 in Heber City, Utah, son of Margery Kiskadden and Thomas I. Baum. Married Diane Craig on July 10, 1976 in Salt Lake City. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Utah State University in Electrical Engineering. Rob was commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving a total of six years. He served at the Flight Dynamics Lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where he received the Air Force Commendation Medal. He was honored as a finalist for the Foulois Award, for his investigation on the affects of lightning on air craft, and was recipient of the Hurricane Rovers Protectorate for research on lightning activity in hurricanes.His favorite past times included flying small air craft, which was one of the great passions of his life. His family and friends will remember him for his dry wit, and strong compassionate support. His neighbors remember him for his time always given to remove snow and till their gardens with his tractor. His presence will be an indomitable spirit in all of our lives. At the time of his death, he was the Vice President for engineering at Omnidata International and served on its board of directors.

He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Diane; and three darling children, Ryan Kiskadden; Danielle Suzanne; and Nicole Amenee', all of Nibley; his mother, Mrs. Margery K. Baum, Heber City; brothers, Richard Baum, and Lynn Baum, Midway, Utah; sisters, Mrs. Tony (Becky) North, Heber City; Sandra Foster, and Kathy Baum, both Salt Lake City. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Isaac Baum.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 7, 1990, at 6 p.m., in the Allen Hall Mortuary Chapel, 34 East Center Street, Logan, where friends may call Sunday evening, from 4-6 p.m.

On Monay, October 8, 1990, friends may call at the Olpin Mortuary in Heber City, 288 North Main, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Graveside services will be at the Heber City Cemeter at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Robert K. Baum Engineering Scholarship Fund, at the Disabled Students Center at Utah State University, Logan, Ut 84322-0101.

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