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Robert Speraw

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hollow Way, Nevada City, for Robert Arthur Speraw of Grass Valley. Mr. Speraw passed away March 25 in Grass Valley. He was 77.

Mr. Speraw was born March 30, 1929, to Lester and Ione Speraw in Long Beach. He graduated from Grass Valley High School in 1947 and served in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1954.

On Dec. 1, 1952, he married Margaret J. Pase and on Aug. 16, 2002, he married Nancy Safron.



Mr. Speraw worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an electronic technician for more than 44 years.

He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he held many callings and served many.




His hobbies included fishing, camping, hiking, fast pitch softball and pingpong as well as many other sports. He also collected eagles.

Mr. Speraw is survived by his wife, Nancy Speraw of Grass Valley; daughters, Karen Hinton of Las Vegas, Nev., Kristy Patterson of Foresthill, Sonja Estes of Penn Valley and Kathy Barnum of Foresthill; son, Robert Speraw II of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Oliver Speraw of Oceanside; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret J. Speraw in 2002; parents, Lester and Ione Speraw; brothers, Howard Speraw and John Speraw; sister, Elizabeth Speraw; and grandson, Kody Hinton.

Burial will take place at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 2399 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley, or to the American Cancer Society, Nevada County Branch, 618 5th St., Marysville, 95901.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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