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Robert Melvin Caires

July 19, 1930 - Dec 12, 2014

Robert Melvin Caires


POSTED December 19, 2014 5:32 p.m.

Robert M. Caires peacefully passed away quietly at Paramount Senior Living in Turlock at the age of 84.  Born July 19, 1930 in Oakland, Bob served 4 years in the US Naval Reserve from 1948 – 1952, during the Korean War.  After an honorable discharge, he attended business colleges, Foothill and San Jose State Colleges.  He joined the Internal Revenue Service as an agent in 1960 where he worked for 36 years until retiring.  Bob was a member of the National Treasury Employee’s Union, the Rosicrucian Order AMORC, Fraternal Order of Eagles, California Notary Association, L.A., YMCA, Mountain View Volunteer Fire District Commissioner, and a lifetime member of the Palo Alto Elks Lodge No 1471.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, target and trap shooting, fishing, golf, sightseeing, hikes, tobogganing and was an amateur boxer.  Most of all he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Helen, to many “out of the way” places in California, the Grand Canyon, Mexico, Canada, New England and Hawaii.  Bob enjoyed and respected nature, wildlife and agriculture.  During his later years, after 40+ years in Mountain View, he moved to Atria Senior Living-Sunnyvale (2007) and in 2013 moved to Paramount Court-Turlock, to be close to his Central Valley family.  

Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years Helen (Wheeler) in 2005; dad Manuel Caires (1985), Madeira Island, Portugal; and mom Laura Caires (1988), New Bedford, MA.  

Robert (Bob, Pops, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, and Uncle) leaves behind many fond & funny memories with his daughter, Kasey (Ken), two grandchildren, Kameron (Lyndsay) and Kassidy; and two great grandchildren, Kollin and Jackson; sister Diane Ayers of Woodstock, GA, brother Gary Caires (Sharon) of Castro Valley, and cousin “Dee” Delores of Castro Valley, as well as many nieces and nephews.

At his request, a private “Celebration of Life” will be held with family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made In Memory of Robert to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.

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