Born as Robert E. Teichert, loved as Bob, this adored father and husband passed away in his home on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
The family will host on open house celebrating his life from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at Bob and Alice’s home at 15622 Allison Ranch Road, Grass Valley. A naval flag ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. All are then welcome to enjoy a barbecue and apple juice pressing to follow.
Bob was born Feb. 3, 1922, on an ironing board in Merchantville, N.J.
One of Bob’s proudest memories was his time on the deck of the Navy Cruiser USS Santa Fe, serving his country during World War II. Bob’s service to his country also included a tour as a U.S. Marine during the Korean conflict. After his service, he and Alice returned to New Jersey to, as Bob put it, “take the cure.” The result was a lifelong move to California.
Bob retired from AT&T, “Ma Bell,” after 38 years as a transmission man. Bob loved forging a path in the back country, driving the SnoCat to remote microwave stations.
Bob was an avid organic gardener since the 50s, a prolific reader of current information and history and captain of his sailboat, Old Wood. He always lent a helping hand, readily conversing with all he met. He saved everything for parts and “jerry-rigged” anything into humming like new.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice; children Dan, Lorie and Sue; grandchildren Ben, Haley, Mason and June; and a great-grandchild, Zoey.
Arrangements are under direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary