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Robert Wilds

Robert “Bob” Boyd Wilds died peacefully Aug. 12 at home surrounded by family.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Aug. 23, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Saratoga.

Mr. Wilds was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Decatur, Ala., to Martha and Samuel Wilds. As a young man he served with the FBI during World War II as a radio operator intercepting German messages in South America. There he met and married the love of his life, Carolyn Hansen. After returning to the United States he earned his electrical engineering degree from Auburn University in Alabama and worked as a microwave engineer for four decades.



After ending up in Silicon Valley, he and Carolyn built their dream home in Saratoga, where he lived until this past May, moving then to be closer to his daughter in Nevada City. Over the years he was active in the Saratoga Ham Radio Club, SIRS, and St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

Mr. Wilds was a caring father, very dedicated to his family and was loved very much by them.




He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Dodi and Alan Horvath and Victoria and Peter Zeischegg; son, Sam Wilds; grandchildren Victoria Conner, Nathan Horvath, John Horvath, David Nak, Delia Nak, Gabe Wilds, and Rob Wilds, and great-grandchildren Krista and Logan Horvath, and Meara and Ben Conner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn.

The family would like to thank the loving staff at Highgate Senior Living, and the wonderful people of Hospice of the Foothills


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