Bob Meehan’s Presentation
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Orange Public Library
Our guest speaker for March will be Bob Meehan, the son of Hank and Hazel Meehan, two of Orange’s earliest residents. Captain Henry “Hank” Meehan was the first Captain of the Highway Patrol for Orange County.
Bob lived in Orange on South Pepper Street. He started school at West Orange Elementary K through 5th grade. Then Intermediate School from 6th to 8th grade. Next he went across the street to OUHS, which now is Chapman University. After high school graduation in 1950, he went to Orange Coast College. The college was in its second year and was conducting classes in the barracks of the former Air Force Training Center.
Graduating from Orange Coast College in 1952 with an Associate of Arts Degree, he received his draft notice. He decided to join the Navy as his older brother had done in World War II and was in the Korean Conflict. After the War, Bob worked in the light aircraft industry for many years. He was service manager at Martin Aviation at what was then, Orange County Airport. He also worked at Fullerton Airport and taught an FAA course at Long Beach City College.
Bob and his wife, Lois, have just celebrated their 60th anniversary. They have been blessed with three children. Scott, Tracy, and Susie and two grandchildren, Brody and Sammi. After living in Anaheim for 40 years, they have resided for the last 20 years in Big Bear Lake, leaving the fast pace of city life behind them.
The program is free and open to the public.
Please take a look at some of the events previous years: