Eight Bells: Bob McNulty
Published on June 2nd, 2021
Robert John McNulty, 75, of Lake Las Vegas, NV, passed away on May 26, 2021. Bob was born in Inglewood, CA in May 1946, and after high school he joined the Navy and served four years. He completed three tours in Vietnam, receiving a Purple Heart for injuries received and winning the American Spirit Honor Medal for his superior achievement and leadership.
Since a very young child, Bob loved the ocean and spent any free time surfing, sailing, or fishing. During the heyday of the California maxi sleds, his Santa Cruz 70 Blondie set a new elapsed record in the 1987 Cabo San Lucas Race of 2 days 22 hours and 2 minutes for the 790-mile course, breaking the previous mark of 3 days 13 hours and 54 minutes. In the 1991 Transpac Race, his Santa Cruz 70 Chance swept their 17 boat class while winning both elapsed and overall honors.
With his optimistic outlook and entrepreneur spirit, Bob started many companies over the years, including shopping.com and Home Base/Home Club. He thrived on a challenge of taking an idea and seeing it to completion. His current project was his food delivery app/service, TripDelivers.com.
Bob is survived by his wife Amy, children Remee, Rhett, and Clark, grandson Jordan, sisters Barbara Blickensderfer and Carol Monnot, and two poodles Lucy and Chance. He was preceded in death by son Kirk.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to City of Hope and Comprehensive Cancer Center. His ashes will be spread at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park (date/time TBA) in Palos Verdes, CA.