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Remembering Bob Athenour

Original post made on Aug 19, 2020

Bob Athenour, a retired Amador Valley High School foreign language teacher who later helped form the Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association, died last week after a recent illness. He was 91.

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Posted by Larry Valenzin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 19, 2020 at 10:26 am

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RIP Señor Bob,
You lived a life worth living.


Posted by Chip Ulatoski
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 19, 2020 at 12:26 pm

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RIP Bob. Hayzee and I have missed visiting you. Your smile and caring will be missed.


Posted by Kevin Hart
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 19, 2020 at 4:22 pm

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When the history of Pleasanton is written, there will be a chapter devoted to Señor Athenour. From the legions of students he taught Spanish at Amador Valley, many of whom made Spanish their major in college and an integral part of their careers, to the sister city relationship he developed and nurtured with Tulancingo, to his travel agency, to his work with the wheelchair project and I’m sure many more activities and involvements of which I am unaware. I was one of the privileged to have him as my Spanish teacher. He was warm and genuine and made the time in class fly by. Even though I didn’t keep up with Spanish, I think I remember more from that class than any other in high school. I was lucky to be able to catch up with him years after I graduated and I could listen to his stories all day if I had the chance. It was always a treat to be driving around town and pull up behind his car with the license plate Sr. Bob. He lived a life that anyone would be proud of. My condolences to Tom and Anne. We will not soon see the likes of him again.


Posted by Alex Breen
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 20, 2020 at 3:07 pm

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I feel very fortunate to have gotten the chance to know Bob while he was living at Creekview Assisted Living at the same time my mother was. Most days when I'd visit my mom, I'd find Bob sitting out under the front veranda, basking in the sun. Whenever I'd see him, he'd shake my hand warmly with his two hands, we'd engage in a bit of conversation, and he'd always ask about how my mom was doing. Our conversations always filled me with warmth and he conveyed a feeling of peace and happiness. I often worried about my mom, but Bob made me feel that she was living in a friendly, caring place, with kind people. Bob touched my life, as it sounds like he did for many people, and I will miss him greatly.


Posted by Doug Miller
a resident of Ironwood
on Aug 21, 2020 at 7:22 pm

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A wonderfully friendly and kind person. Rest in Peace


Posted by Penny Pickens
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 23, 2020 at 8:20 am

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Rest In Peace dear Bob.


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