Robert "Bob" Blomberg|
April 4, 1945 - June 10, 2013
Lifelong Resident of Alameda
Bob Blomberg, a lifelong Alameda resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and close friends. Bob loved people, golf and life but most of all he cherished his family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Laurie Hobson, his stepson Mark Hobson (wife Leigh), and stepdaughter Maggie Caracciolo (husband Pete) who deeply loved him. He will be missed by his adoring grandchildren Mackenzie, Peter, Wil and Molly. He is also survived by his loving Brother Ben (wife Linda) and his Uncle Bill as well as many dear friends and fellow golfers. He was the beloved son of the late Burton and Irene Blomberg.
Bob was a graduate of Alameda High School, a longtime employee of Cochran and Celli and retired from American Brass and Iron.
Bob was a passionate, highly competitive golfer with a keen sense of humor. A true gentleman of golf with a list of accomplishments both in the U.S. and abroad. His favorite playing field was the Earl Fry Course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex where he holds the course record of "60". Out of all of his achievements in golf he was most proud to be a six time champion of the Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament.
He was the recipient of the 1999 California Sports Writers Johnny Swanson "Good Guy" award, a most fitting acknowledgement that speaks to the character of this Alameda golfer who will be sorely missed.
A memorial celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex on Saturday, July 27 beginning at 2:00 PM.
Donations can be made in memory of Bob to Alameda Jr. Golf, 1 Clubhouse Drive, Alameda, CA 94502. For further information please call: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (CA License FDR-745)
Published in Inside Bay Area from June 21 to June 23, 2013