Bob Ware, 88, of Auburn, CA died May 29th, 2009. Bob was born July 9, 1920 in Hibbing, MN, the son of the late Ward and Marie Ware. He was one of three boys and husband to Lena Katherine Crowley for 63 years. He graduated from Santa Clara High School in June 1939 and worked as a welder in a shipyard during the beginning of World War II whereupon he subsequently served three-and-a-half years in the Army before being honorably discharged in the spring of 1946. His retail store “The Importer” in Santa Clara, CA thrived for 25 years. He was a born salesman throughout his career vending pumps, milking machines, dairy feed, pizza, chinchillas, and finally, imported goods. Associated with his international business activities, he journeyed to the Philippines, Africa, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Bob married Lena on March 17th, 1946 at St. Bernadine Catholic Church in San Bernardino. Together in their married, life they moved 21 times finally settling to raise their family in the Morgan Hill area. They retired to Portola, CA in 1989 and then moved to Auburn in 1997. In his retirement Bob enjoyed golfing, bowling, and card playing with his many friends and neighbors. He is survived by his wife, Lena, and their six children and spouses: Dennis and Mariann Ware; Paul and Priscila Ware; Mike Ware; Gordon and Cindy Ware; Kathy and Tim Sugishita; Kelly and Marc Hassell-Cramer, and their families, comprising 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Betty Ware of Napa; and,cousin, Jean Henry of Auburn. Services to be held on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 11600 Atwood Road, Auburn, CA 95603 at 11:00 A.M. Reception immediately following in the parish hall. A military internment will be held on Monday June 8th, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetary, 32053 West McCabe Road., Santa Nella, CA 95322.
Source: Gilroy Dispatch, Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 6:46 am, Wed Dec 28, 2011.