He lived in the same house in Clayton for 60 years, raised his family, then remained in Clayton at retirement because he and his wife, Alice, felt there was no place better in which to live.
Bob was born in Los Angeles on April 14, 1934, to Peggy and Frank Jordan. He attended Huntington Park High, where he excelled in baseball all four years and established many records as their first baseman.
He played pro ball, then opted to continue his education by attending UCLA. It was there that he met Alice, to whom he was married 68 years. Bob was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity and The Kelps – an “honorary dishonorary” society for school spirit. While at UCLA, he joined the Coast Guard Reserve and served eight years before being honorably discharged.
After graduating UCLA, he and Alice moved to Northern California and he worked for Aeroquip for 35 years, ultimately becoming the district sales manager for the West Coast and Southeast Asia.
Bob most enjoyed being with his family. He loved going to his grandkids’ sporting events and concerts and the many family camping trips.
He was an active member of Clayton’s St. John’s Church, volunteered for Clayton’s Relay for Life and delivered Meals on Wheels for 12 years. Bob and Alice belonged to the same Gourmet Group for 35+ years, making lasting friends.
Bob is survived by his wife, Alice; sons, Steve (Carol) and Mike (Tami); daughter, Jill (Jim); and sister, Francie Mannion. He was grandfather to Joseph, Chris, Dan, Tyler, Eric, Russ, Grace and Claire. His great grandchildren are Arriana, two Sophias, Lainey, Sam, Michael and Anabella.
Bob lived a full and wonderful life and is greatly missed by his family and friends.
For donations in Bob’s honor, please consider the American Cancer Society.