He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joy, and daughter, Victoria (Christophe) and two sons Brian and Brad. He is also survived by his brother Bill Hatfield (Kathie), sister Nancy Hatfield D’Andrea (Paul), mother in law Betty Cooper and brother in law David Cooper, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Bill Hatfield and father in law, Joseph Cooper.
Bob was born in Boston and grew up in Melrose, Massachusetts. He graduated from Melrose High School and Northeastern University, where he was a member of AKA fraternity. Although Bob lived in New York for several years and the last 42 years in Virginia, he remained a strong supporter for all the Boston professional sports teams.
Bob worked in management consulting and contract management for: Link Aviation, Syracuse University, Old Dominion University, the World Bank, PRC/Litton, Grumman Space and SAIC. In his later years, he was an independent consultant and particularly enjoyed assignments in Germany and the Netherlands. Bob was also a National Contract Management Association National Director, Fellow, and Chapter President.
Bob was a 34-year member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) where he was a lay minister, board president, and social justice leader in many areas, including Gun Violence Prevention and Immigration Justice. He organized the UUCF Science, Reason & Religion weekly forums, coordinated and delivered the annual Thanksgiving donations to D.C. homeless, volunteered at Beacon House and taught ESOL. He was honored with the UUCF Founders Award, Sollenberger Community Action Award, and many chili cook-off winner awards. Bob sang in the UUCF choir and was in several UUCF plays. He enjoyed attending chamber music concerts and theatrical productions.
Bob was on the Virginia State Board of Public Safety. He was a chief election officer in his community and neighborhood association President. An excellent skater, Bob was a Special Olympics Ice-Skating coach for 30 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF), 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Special Olympics Area 26: https://impact.specialolympicsva.org/campaign/area-26-skate-a-thon/c268025 or the Brady Campaign: https://www.bradyunited.org/donate