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Real estate developer, philanthropist Bob Atack dies at 66

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Bob Atack died Wednesday at age 66. (PHOTO:

RICHMOND, Va. ( – It’s hard to drive around Richmond — particularly in Henrico County — without passing near something Bob Atack had a hand in.

The longtime local real estate developer, who died Wednesday after an illness at age 66, was the mastermind behind thousands of home sites at dozens of subdivisions across the region.

All told Atack and his firm, Atack Properties, developed about 5,000 lots in Henrico County, 1,000 in Hanover County, hundreds in Chesterfield County and dozens in the city of Richmond, said Jim Theobald, the Hirschler Fleischer attorney who represented Atack for decades on his projects.

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