Bob passed away on May 17, after a long illness. He was surrounded by those who loved him.
Bob is survived by Claudette, his loving wife of 50 years; his devoted son Bob Klein; stepchildren Ken Digness, Karen Shindler, and Christine De Luca; and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Bob was born in Waco, Texas, and moved to Livermore at three months old. He lived in Livermore all of his life, except when he served for three years in the Marine Corps. He was proud to serve his country in the Korean War. He became a union carpenter, and then acted as a business agent for the union. He was involved in the political arena for the Democratic National Convention, traveling back and forth for the Carpenters Union to present their cause before Congress and House representatives.
He loved his family and friends, and was a very active person until a near- death accident changed his life forever. We will miss him dearly.
The funeral mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Livermore on May 29, at 11 a.m. All are welcome!
Donations may be made to Shepherd's Gate and VITAS Hospice.