My family and I had the pleasure of knowing Bob (and the beautiful Pat)Menke since 1954. Our relationship was enhanced by the many social activities we all enjoyed. Our respective collegiate sports involvements were similar and so was our service in WWII. Bob was held in the highest regard by our family and will not be forgotten, but sadly missed.
Bob has always been an inspiration to me. The entire Menke family has always been close with my family.
Many special times were spent with Pat, and Bob. When I was young, I considered them my co parents.
He was indeed a fine man.
Vickie Landavazo (Wiegand)
When I was a child, our family established a relationship with Bob and Pat Menke. It grew into an enduring bond (what else could be the case when knowing Bob and Pat?) Imagine my total delight upon learning that Bob had been assigned as principal at La Jolla High School for my senior year there (class of 1967)! I came to admire this man all the more, and he was revered by all at La Jolla HS. Sincerest condolences to Pat. This great man will truly be missed.
Bob Menke was a straight shooter as an administrator for the San Diego City schools. I was the School Police officer assigned to Crawford high School when Bob was Principal. I enjoyed his rapport and attention to the student needs. I especially liked talking sports with him. My thoughts and prayers go to his family. The world lost a great man.
Mr. Menke was a great and very nice man who supported me in my involvement at Crawford HS. He left the year I became ASB President 81-82 and always had very nice words of support, guidance and leadership. We were all sad to see him go but appreciated the time he was such an important part of our great school. Prayers and thoughts go out to the Menke Family.
Mr. Menke was a great man and a wonderful Principal at Crawford High School. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. With heartfelt sympathy and love. Jean Rountree-Fisher Class of 1981
My admiration for you from 1934; Sanits, SDSU and SD City Schools, especially with Pat. I am in treatment for a blood clot in my lung and regret being unable to attend the service. My regards toPat and the family.
On behalf of the Crawford Class of 1981, we send our deep sympathies in the passing of Mr. Menke. He was our beloved principal during our tenure at Crawford retiring as we graduated. He was respected by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
My mom Betty doesn't do computer things, so I'm sending a message in her behalf. We are very sorry about Bob's death. Mom and Dad treasured their time at SDSU and the many close friends they had -- those friendships endured for decades. Pat and Bob were integral parts of the circle, and it was a special time of special people. While it is a blessing to reflect on a life well lived, the sense of loss is present too. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and the family. Mickey Suozzo and Bett Suozzo
love you, Pat and family...wishes of comfort.