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Lives Lived: Robert Gonzaga

Robert “Bob” Gonzaga died March 11 at Walnut Whitney Care Center in Carmichael.

He was born Oct. 16, 1917, in El Paso, Texas. His widowed father, John Gonzaga died and his children then lived at an orphanage in Sacramento. Mr. Gonzaga ran away to Grass Valley, where Dick Bryant found him in a cabin, very ill and took him to his home to his parents in Boston Ravine where they owned Wolf Creek Shanty and Gas Station. They decided to be foster brothers, OK’d by Dick’s parents.

Mr. Gonzaga worked for the CCC’s and joined the Army in World War II where he earned the Purple Heart. He was on the Vorlage Ski Patrol at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics.



Mr. Gonzaga was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #130, member of VFW, Knights of Columbus & DAV.

The “Holy Family” Catholic Church in Sacramento did a Rosary for him.




There will be no services.

“God may he rest in Peace.”

Dick Bryant and family.


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