MUCK, FLOYD ROBERT Captain USN (Ret) Captain Floyd Robert Muck, USN (Ret), born in San Jose, CA, died of pancreatic cancer June 27, 2005 in La Jolla, CA at age 78. Bob was raised in Sacramento. He joined the Navy and received a fleet appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy where he graduated in 1950. During his career with the Navy, Bob served on surface ships and numerous submarines, including the nuclear submarine Theodore Roosevelt. He commanded submarines USS Tang and USS Plaice and the destroyer tender Prairie. Bob was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service medals. Following his Navy retirement, Bob worked for two engineering firms before settling into permanent retirement in La Jolla, CA. Bob was active in the San Diego Yacht Club, Naval Academy Alumni Association, the San Diego submarine retired community and the California Protea Society. During retirement he spent many enjoyable hours raising heirloom vegetables, protea and other exotic plants. Bob is loved and remembered by his wife, Betty; daughters, Sarah, Susan and son, Steven. He leaves three grandchildren and brothers Gil and Sid. A Memorial service will be held at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, CA at 2 p.m. July 13, 2005. Interment in the USNA Columbarium will take place in the fall of 2005. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to the San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care facility at 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 7/10/2005.