DECATUR -- Robert (Bob) Allen Musson (70), passed away in his residence on December 24, 2017 after a short bout with cancer. Born December 27, 1946 in Springfield, IL, he was the son of the late Raymond and Bettie (Franz) Musson Carter. He grew up through high school (MacArthur) in Decatur, IL. After graduating with an engineering degree from the University of Illinois he worked shortly for GE in the area of propulsion. He later received an MBA from Vanderbilt University and PhD in immunology from the University of Connecticut. He worked for over 24 years with the National Institutes of Health in the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and retired in 2014. For many years he enjoyed sailing as well as playing golf and most recently spending time in Florida.

Surviving is his daughter Alexandra E. Musson. Also surviving are step-brother Stephen (Ruth) Carter, step-brother Gregory (Jo) Carter and brother Michael (Mary) Musson as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by step-father Albert Carter and step-brother Marc Carter.

Pumphrey Funeral Home in Rockville, MD provided funeral arrangements and a private family service will be conducted at a later date.

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