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January 23, 2014
I usually sent Bob a Christmas Card every year and would get one in return. This year I sent one and didn't and get one in return. I did a little research and found out that Bob had passed away last year. I was a student at DeMille when Bob (aka "Mr. Ware") was a Vice Principal there back in the 1960's. I had my share of detention and swats along with the rope belts he would issue to you for not wearing a belt. I was also stopped many a times for not having my shirt tail tucked in and I also had my share of "referrals" issued to me to go see "Mr. Ware." and knew me on a first name basis. All of these contacts were fair but firm and I learned something from them. I found out years later that Bob and myself were members of the same college fraternity (Sigma Chi). I used to visit with him and we would talk about our experiences while at DeMille. I think we both enjoyed those times. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Ware family.
June 01, 2013
The Ware Family is so grateful for these postings we want to express our gratitude and thanks to all of you, and to all of those who attended Dad's memorial celebration at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. My sisters Kathy, Connie, and I learned so many fun facts and details about Dad... things he would have though mundane, but for us it shed light on a wonderful life, shared with Mom and us kids. We love all of the stories and thank everyone for sharing Dad's moments with us. He will live on. And, so will his many sayings! Would love to put out a "Confucius" saying book from Dad's teaching days and his saying to his friends "Atta Boy!, Keep your eye on the ball!, Good for you! Way to go Sunshine! Floating on a Soggy Cracker" so many. As a kid, we heard some but not all. The one I will always remember is the fatherly "Look" he would give us and the "Shake of the Head" when we did something stupid. And he would say.. "GEEEEZZZ"! We knew at the point- it was something we wouldn't do again. Sail On, Dad... Hope you and Mom are enjoying your beach and sailing time up there....

Miss you, Dad. Ricky. Or, as my Dad called me.. "Ike McGlike"
May 30, 2013
Our family got to know Bob when we moved two houses down the alley from him ten years ago. We were all amazed at his varied skills (sewing, mechanics, painting, sailing, home repair, ect...) that were on display daily in his garage. Most importantly, he welcomed us to the neighborhood and always had time to ask about our family and how our two children were doing in school and what activities they were involved in. One of my favorite phrases that Bob said was "good for you!" Bob always said it with a smile and was truely happy with any accomplishment or goal that you had achieved. Bob was a gentle and kind man who will be greatly missed.

The Gruneisen Family
May 10, 2013
Bob Ware always kept a great sense of humor while dealing with some unruly teenagers at Cecil B. DeMille Jr. High School. In the morning, he would give me detention. In the afternoon, he would drive by our house on Studebaker Road, honk the horn of his Corvair, roll down the window, and give us a big wave and a sincere smile. I always felt he enjoyed working with young people.

Rick might have heard these words of wisdom as a kid, but here are two phrases he passed along to another DeMille classmate: "Young man, you are floating on a soggy cracker, and it is about to break!" and, " Son, you are spelling TROUBLE in a bowl of alphabet soup." He must have had a soup fetish?

Trying hard to get to CA to celebrate his life. I felt lucky to know him.

Joe Buonadonna
Louisville, KY
May 10, 2013
As a former teacher at DeMille, I have fond memories of "Mr.Ware". He made teaching much easier in the way he handled the students.. firm but understanding.He was outstanding.

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