Lasting Memories

Robert Allen Wright
Feb. 5, 1943-Sept. 15, 2012
Pleasanton, California

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 Electrician?s 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.

From Olivia Sanwong
Dec. 17, 2012

I just discovered this page while searching for a link to send to the Museum on Main to include some information about Bob in the Museum archive that will accompany his awesome illustration of Downtown Pleasanton from our Centennial celebration in 1994. I have known Bob my entire life since I grew up in Country Fair a few houses away from the Wrights. Mike and I also graduated from Amador together and my favorite memory of Bob is from high school - Bob was instrumental in helping us construct our class homecoming floats and also hosted the float construction at his house. Those homecoming floats were a big deal at Amador in the mid-1990s and Bob was a great resource for our class. - with much love and sadness, Olivia

From Dorene Paradiso-Carroll
Sept. 21, 2012

Bob was our neighbor and was an asset to the City of Pleasanton. Thank You Bob for all of your work and volunteer hours. God Bless Marilyn and Family. May God Grant Bob Eternal Rest.

From amy mcdonald crudo
Sept. 19, 2012

I always knew, when I saw Mr Wright, I would walk away feeling happier than I had before I saw him. A great gift! Lovwe to all the Wrights.

From Gary Alt
Sept. 18, 2012

Bob was a kind man who always found a way to serve. I always enjoyed his laugh. God bless Marilyn and family!

From Nancy Pennell
Sept. 18, 2012

I met Bob thru Rotary. We were on a wheelchair trip together. He was a lovely man and I am glad I got to know him just a little. His family has my sincere sympathy, I know he will be missed very much.

From Chris Miller
Sept. 18, 2012

Bob was a good man and served the City of Pleasanton well. He was a good Rotarian--he readily volunteered when the Rotary Bulletin notetaker was unable to continue. His copious and accurate notes of each meeting were so detailed that all Rotarians who were at the meeting or absent would want to read them. God Bless Bob--a good man. God Bless Marilyn and their children as they now must go forward in their lives.