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Robert Paul Maes

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Robert Paul Maes Obituary
Robert Paul Maes
June 7, 1937 - July 1, 2014
Resident of Oakland
Robert Paul Maes, 77, born June 7, 1937 in Brighton, CO passed away July 1st. He was one of 11 children born to the late Vicente and Andalecia Maes. He attended Manuel High School in Denver where he met the love of his life, Socorro Garcia. They married in 1956. Bob served four years in the United States Coast Guard and was stationed on the Farrallon Islands with Socorro and first child, Robin. Bob worked for Builders Cabinets 25 years. He opened his own cabinet shop with son-in-law, John Buonanno, who affectionately coined the name, One Nail Bob. Retiring in 2004, Bob enjoyed boating and he travelled the world with Ada, with whom he spent 29 happy years. Our family thanks Rose for her loving care of our father during his last days. He is survived by his former wife and life-long friend, Socorro Maes McManus of Oakland, his six children, Robin Maes Azzalina (Tom) of Pleasant Hill, Roslynn Maes Farro (Paul) of San Leandro, Robert Maes (Christina) of Oakland, Barry Maes (Pauline) of Oakland, Bruce Maes (Loretta) of Afghanistan, and Steven Maes of Oakland. Bob will be greatly missed by his 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Buonanno Trujillo, Kyle Alden, Robert Maes, Jr., Elisa Maes, Angelina Maes, Socorro Maes, Michael Maes, Serafino Maes, Eileen Maes, and Barry Maes, Jr. He is also survived by sister Josephine Trevino of Commerce City, CO, brother Felix Maes of Denver, CO and sister Priscilla Summers of Garden Grove, CA. In addition, Bob had 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who loved him.
Services at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, Friday, 4pm-8pm and funeral Saturday, 11 am.
Published in East Bay Times on July 9, 2014
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