It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Mr. Robert (Bob) Jubach, HRC General Manager from 2005 to 2022. Bob passed away on December 6th, 2023, peacefully among his family, after several months of declining health.
Mr. Jubach joined the Hydrologic Research Center in August 2005 and served as the Center’s General Manager and Secretary of the Board of Directors. Beyond oversight of HRC operations and management, he was a dedicated and respected leader in the fields of hydrometeorology and disaster risk reduction. He supported the HRC staff in the Center’s applied research efforts, and ensured the seamless transfer of the results of HRC research to international government and private sectors worldwide.
Before joining HRC, Robert worked for the International Affairs Office (IAO) of the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS). He was vital in coordinating all NWS activities in the Hurricane Reconstruction Program in Central America and the Caribbean following the devastation of Hurricanes Mitch and Georges in these regions. Robert also served as a staff meteorologist with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and as the Manager of the Atmospheric Sciences Department and the Region I Superfund Field Investigation Team office for the Environmental Protection Agency. He completed his B.S. in Meteorology in 1971 from Pennsylvania State University (and was a proud Penn State alumni).
We remember Bob as a committed and passionate leader who contributed significantly to HRC’s mission, his professional field, and our lives. He will live vividly in our memories with many instances of true companionship and friendship. Bob’s legacy will continue to inspire us as we continue our mission and work in many areas which he initiated at HRC.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.