Robert Eugene Jones
1954 - 2020
Daniels Chapel of the Roses
1225 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
Robert (Bob) Eugene Jones
November 5, 1954 - December 15, 2019
Bob Jones, born on November 5, 1954, parted from this earth surrounded by family and friends to be reunited for eternity with his wife on December 15, 2019, at 3:55 p.m., in San Francisco, California.
Bob battled heart disease bravely for the last 19 years of his life. He fought to his last breath, but in the end lost his battle due to complications encountered during recovery from an open-heart surgery procedure performed at UCSF hospital.
Bob was born in Ukiah California, and five years later, his family relocated from Washington State to Santa Rosa, where he lived out the rest of his life. While attending Lawrence Cook Junior High and Santa Rosa High School Bob made many life-long friendships that he cherished his entire life.
After graduating high school, Bob started working for OCLI, where he applied his ferocious work ethic for the better part of 25 years as an optical coater.
While he took great pride on the many important projects, he worked on at OCLI his greatest accomplishment was his family, which began when he married Cherie King on August 27, 1977.
They completed their family with the births of their two sons, Justin in 1981, and Jonathan in 1983.
While Bob spent many years working, coaching youth sports, traveling, going on Harley rides, family boat days at lake Sonoma, holidays spent with family, and always cheering on the SF Giants, 49ers, and Warriors, few were enjoyed more for him than being on the water fishing for salmon and steelhead. He always felt most at peace casting a line from a drift boat with his fishing family.
Bob will always be remembered for his unconditional love for family, his compassion to always help someone in need, amazing morals, unparalleled work ethic, and lifelong friendships.
Bob was predeceased by his wife Cherie Jones, and parents John and Blanche Jones.
He is survived by his sons Justin (Carley) Jones, Jonathan (Rebecca) Jones; grandchildren Jackson, Lily, Jaden, and Kendall Jones; sisters Sandie (Beagle) Brodsky, Kathy (Mike) Fleming, Joni Jones (John Fader), Dena (David) Whitehurst; sister-in-law Robin (Dennis) Magee; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service on Saturday January 11, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. at the Villa Chanticleer (900 Chanticleer Way, Healdsburg, California, 95448), with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association, PO Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA, 90074-2030, or online at
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Published by Press Democrat from Jan. 2 to Jan. 5, 2020.
Celebration of Life
Villa Chanticleer
900 Chanticleer Way, Healdsburg, CA
Funeral services provided by:
Daniels Chapel of the Roses
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What a great guy! Interesting how our lives somewhat intersected on several levels, but didn't know him personally.

I too attended Cook Jr. Hi. and SRHS. Lived out on Giffen Avenue for many years until a few yrs. before the school was built out there.

OCLI was at the end of Giffen Avenue and there was always the morning line of traffic and the late afternoon line of traffic as OCLI workers headed to and from work.

Loved reading about this upstanding man. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Name withheld
January 4, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Justin and Jonathan and families. I know how proud he was of his children and grandchildren. He was truly a nice man. I know how much he loved and missed Cherie and now they are together forever. No words can express my sorrow for your loss. Rest In Peace Bob.
Cherie Rader
January 4, 2020
Rip old friend
John Bothern
January 4, 2020
Long time friend and classmate my prayers go out to Bobby's family
Debbie Davenport-Wilfong
January 4, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Justin and Jonathan and families. So so sorry for your loss no words can express my deepest sorrow for all of you. He always spoke so proudly of his children and grandchildren. I know how much he loved and missed Cherie and now they can be together forever.. He was truly a nice man. Deepest sympathies.
Cherie Rader
January 4, 2020
January 3, 2020
Uncle Bob was like a second father to me growing up. I will always cherish the memories that we had. RIP Uncle Bob.
Brian Fader
January 3, 2020
A kind, sincere, dedicated family man who always had a smile on his face. That is how we will remember Bob. Rest In Peace...

Jeff and Julie Silva
Jeff and Julie Silva
January 3, 2020
Bob was a true friend. He took me down the river and set me up for my first Steelhead.
Roy Wilson
January 3, 2020
GREAT FRIEND AND FISHERMAN..........................ART WONG
January 2, 2020
Bob was an old an cherished friend from our shared youth in Roseland. He was the kind of Man you wanted to be around because he made you a better person. Rest in peace my brother, We shared a magic time.
Terry Kelly
January 2, 2020
For years Bob and I would trade Happy Birthdays because our birthdays were only three days apart. He was a great guy and a wonderful coworker.

Larry Malon
January 2, 2020
Bob was a great contributor to many of the programs I managed at OCLI. His positive work ethic was greatly appreciated!
Jerry Johnston
January 2, 2020
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