Bob succeeded ex-Great Britain captain Peter Pass as chairman of the National League in 1988 and held the position until 1991. He was also Welsh ASA President.
He will be remembered as the architect and driving force behind the development of Newport club Maindee Olympic, who won the NWPL title in 1982, 1983 and 1984 as well as the ASA Club Championship in 1984 and 1985. In 1984, he also arranged and organised for Maindee to host a round of the European Champions Cup at the old Empire Pool, Cardiff, featuring the mighty German team Spandau.
Bob was team manager of Wales, particularly relishing a Welsh defeat of England at Aberavon in 1972. He was also proud of triple Welsh victories in the old Seven Nations competition.
Rhys Tamlyn writes: "Bob was a straight-talking character who loved his sport and water polo in particular - he was very determined to ensure water polo was kept in the forefront of the aquatic disciplines and wasn't known to back down very often! He was also proud of his sons, Gary and Gwyn, both excellent international players and key members of the Maindee team."
The funeral takes place on Friday, 30 October, at St John the Baptist Church, Penhow (between Newport and Chepstow on the A48), 2.30pm, followed by a gathering at Dewstow Golf Club. Family flowers with donations to RGH Cardiology Fund.