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Robert Bob Nolte
Aug. 6, 1937 May 5, 2010
Bob Nolte, 72, of Delhi, died May 5 at Emanuel Medical Center, with his loved ones by his side.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons St., Turlock. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Bob Nolte was born in Oakland and lived in Newark, where he raised his four children. He then settled in Delhi to enjoy his retirement. He served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1953 to 1957. He retired from Allstate Insurance Company in 1981, after 30 years of dedicated service. He was president of Newark Holy Ghost from 1979 to 1980. He was also president of the S.E.S. Council #8 Newark, S.E.S. supreme president from 1981-1982 and 2004-2005.
At the time of his death, he was secretary of S.E.S. past supreme presidents, and secretary of S.E.S. Council #22 of Turlock. He was S.E.S. convention chairperson numerous years, chairperson of the Portuguese Immigrant Week for 25 years, Merced County Volunteer Sheriff for numerous years, and served on the Delhi Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). Bob Nolte was also involved with S.E.S. Council #44 of Ferndale, #42 of Caycus, #20 of Mountain View, #5 of Tracy and #78 of Half Moon Bay.
He enjoyed visiting and spending time with his friends and extended “family” at the Almond Tree Restaurant in Turlock. He tried his luck at lottery games and almost all of the Indian casinos in California, hoping to win the big one someday. He will greatly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Robert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eileen Nolte, of Delhi; children, Debbie Parrott and her husband, Windell, of Delhi, Bobby Nolte Jr. and his wife, Cheri, of Tracy, Tammy Almaraz of Delhi and Kim Fernandes and her husband, Tony, of Delhi, and Richard Nolte of Tuolumne; grandchildren, Brandon Parrott, Kristal Grimes, Tim Grimes, Christopher Nolte, Tyler Nolte, A J Almaraz, Ashley Almaraz, Jonathan Fernandes, Justin Fernandes and Jessyka Fernandes; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by father, Edgar Nolte; mother, Marguarite Nolte; and sister, Kathy Slakey.