This week, Boulder lost one of its greatest and most accomplished citizens, Robert (Bob) E. Munson. Many Boulderites will remember him for his infectious smile at the family vegetable stand and farmer’s market next to his beloved heirloom tomatoes, squash, pumpkins and sweet corn that he grew with tender, loving care for years. Restaurants touted his fresh produce on their menus and Community Food Share distributed his harvest to the less fortunate. His contributions to sustainable local farming in Boulder will be recited for many years to come.
Bob’s most notable accomplishment in business and technology was his invention of microstrip (miniature) antennas that led to the foundation of Ball Brothers Research Corporation antenna group. This was one of the greatest revolutions in the history of miniature electronics that led to billions of dollars of economic growth, hundreds of applications, and thousands of jobs across the nation. The founders and many of the employees of FIRST RF Corporation were students of Bob, learning from him not only the design of antennas but the love for technology and the desire to reach for the best in our work. For that, we will always remain indebted to him and he will be etched in our memories.
Bob’s greatest accomplishment was his legacy of his family, wife Marcy, and sons Mike and Chris and their families. We offer our deepest condolences to them.
We will always remember Bob and are grateful for knowing him and everything he did for all of us.
~ Employees and management of FIRST RF Corporation