Robert Allen Wright
Feb. 5, 1943-Sept. 15, 2012
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Robert Allen Wright, loving husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 22 at The Pleasanton Senior Center at 4:00 pm on 5353 Sunol Blvd.
He was born in Temple City, California on February 5, 1943 to Barbara and William Wright. His family moved to Lafayette in 1950 where he graduated from Pleasant Hill High School. He went on to attend Chico State where he met some of his life long friends.
He proudly served in the National Guard from for 6 years. Through the guidance of his father in law, Stephen Roark, he learned the trade of Electrician. He had a passion for his work and excelled at everything he did. He retired from the Electricianís 595 in 2002 and went on to teach in the Apprenticeship program.
He married the love of his life, Marilyn, in 1966 and they moved to Pleasanton in 1971 where they established roots within the community that he loved and together raised their children Laura, Stephen and Michael. While in Pleasanton Bob was involved with the City Planning Commission and the Rotary Club.
Bob and Marilyn recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary.
He enjoyed being with his family and friends, traveling, golfing, tending to his yard, movies, tinkering with cars and working around his house. He was always happy and willing to lend a helping hand.
Bob was preceded in death by his loving parents and twin brother Tom.
The family would like to thank Hope Hospice for their kind and sensitive care over the past two months. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope Hospice at 6377 Clark Avenue in Dublin, Ca.