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Robert Lee Whitfield
Oct. 17, 1917 - Sept. 9, 2011
Resident of San Mateo, CA
Beloved husband of Thelma Pearl Whitfield, devoted father of Betty Coppes and Robin Piazza, cherished grandfather of Kristi Curtaz, Robert Kucin and Christopher Keyworth, treasured great grandfather of Brandon Curtaz, Wyatt Curtaz, Alexander Keyworth and Dayne Kucin.
Robert touched many lives with his gentle, kind, grateful spirit and positive outlook on life. He was born and raised in Texas. He joined the Navy and served his country until the end of
. After the war Robert and Thelma made their way to California where Robert worked for Guy F. Atkinson Company until his retirement.
Robert was an active Mason and Shriner as well as leader for Junior Achievement. He had a passion for golf and nature. Robert designed and patented a unique golf putter.
Friends and Family are invited to a funeral service to celebrate Robert on Friday, September 16, 2011 at twelve noon at Crosby N. Gray Funeral Home, 2 Park Rd., Burlingame California.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the
Arrangements by Crosby-N. Gray & Co., Burlingame, CA 650-342-6617
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sept. 14, 2011
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