James Robert Ware Passed away January 29, 2016 in Pleasant Hill, CA at 95 years of age. Born February 4, 1920 in Boise, Idaho and long time resident of Berkeley, CA where he practiced general dentistry for many years. Bob served in the Army Air Corps as a B-24 bomber co-pilot, and was shot down May 5, 1944 over Ploesti, Romania on his third mission. He was a POW in a Romanian prison camp, rescued in late August 1944. Bob enjoyed participating in basketball through his school years, and played trumpet his entire life, starting at age 8. Music and the performing arts brought him great joy. He was a devoted family man and will be profoundly missed. Predeceased by Jeanne, his wife of 71 years. He is survived by his sister, Betty DeMont of San Rafael; daughter Carolyn Cheifetz and her husband, Greg of Pleasant Hill; sons James M. Ware of Berkeley, and Jeffrey Ware and his wife, Megan of Seattle Washington; granddaughters, Jennifer Cheifetz and Kjersten Ware; and grandsons, Robert Cheifetz and Roscoe Ware. A celebration of his life will be held Sat May 21st at 1:00 pm at Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in honor of Bob and Jeanne Ware to Masquers Playhouse P.O. Box 71037, Richmond, CA 94801.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2016