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Robert William Wuesthoff

May 25, 1926 - July 12, 2013



Robert "Bob" Wuesthoff passed away on July 12, 2013. He was born on May 25, 1926 in Alameda, California to his parents, Charles and Sigrid Wuesthoff. Bob married Gerry Lehnert on June 18, 1955 and just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. Bob was in athletics and education for 56 years. He began coaching baseball and teaching at Madera High School. He later went to Menlo Junior College, San Jose State University and ended his career at California State University, Long Beach, where he was the head baseball coach for six seasons. He was also an Associate Athletic Director for CSULB and the Interim Athletic Director during the l969 football season. Along with Fred Miller, Bob co-founded the "49'er Camp" youth summer sports camp. Overall, Bob spent 56 years affiliated with CSULB and stayed connected to many of his ballplayers throughout his life. Bob is lovingly remembered by his wife, Gerry; his three children, Rob Wuesthoff, Suzie Torrey, Tammie Smith; his sons-in-law, Jeff Torrey, Peter Smith; his three grandsons, Tanner Smith, Riley Smith and Colter Smith. Bob's family would like to give special thanks to his wonderful caregiver, Mike Lazaro who cared for him at his home during the last seven years. A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd at 10 a.m. at Blair Field located at 4700 Deukmejian Drive Long Beach, California. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bob Wuesthoff Endowed Scholarship, c/o CSULB 49'er Foundation, 6300 State University Drive suite 332 Long Beach, CA 90815. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 19, 2013
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