Mr. Wise served in the Korean War in 1952 and served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1954, having achieved the rank of Corporal. He also served in the Army Reserve. He graduated with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology. He earned a masters degree in mehanical engineering from U.S.C. in 1964 and a second mechanical engineering degree from California Western University in 1977. He worked at North American Aviation, Hughes Aircraft Company, TRW, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and several others. He was a consulting engineer for NASA and did Thermal engineering for the Hubble telescope.
Surviving are two sons, Robert and Michael Wise; one grandchild and a sister, Margaret. Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and more than anything else, enjoyed spending time with his family.
Interment was at Forest Lawn, 4471 Lincoln Avenue, Cypress, California.