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Robert "Bob" Meyer

1939 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Robert "Bob" Meyer Obituary
Meyer, Robert "Bob" ENCINITAS -- Robert "Bob" Meyer, USAF, Lieutenant Colonel, Retired, passed away on October 8, 2013, at 74 years of age. He was born August 15, 1939, in Chula Vista, California. He was the son of the late Tod and Grace Meyer. He is survived by his wife Jill, of 33 years; son Michael; daughters Marcy, Pam and Kristy; and 6 grandchildren. Bob served his country as a U.S. Air Force pilot in Vietnam and received the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross, followed by serving in the Reserves until he retired. After his tour of duty, Bob worked as an teacher in Rancho Santa Fe, where he met his wife, Jill. In 1980, they bought Stubbs Fuchsia Nursery in Encinitas, which they ran for 18 years. Bob was an expert wood worker, making custom cabinets and other furniture for people throughout San Diego County, as well as building the over-sized Adirondack chairs at the Children's Garden in Encinitas. He was active in the Old Bold Pilots, the San Diego Woodies and the Encinitas Rotary Club. He especially enjoyed opening his shop to Interact, a Rotary sponsored high school service club. At Christmas, he would supervise the kids as they made wooden toys for children less privileged than them. Bob will be missed by his family and many friends and acquaintances he made in what was a very active, giving life. A private service will be held by the family. His memory can be honored by donations to The Scripps Research Institute.
Published in U-T San Diego on Oct. 13, 2013
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