|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1917|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 2006|
Robert "Bob" Heinrichson, 89, of Pittsburg, California passed away June 9, 2006 at John Muir Hospital. A resident of Pittsburg since 1947, he was well respected, loved and admired by his extended family, lifelong friends and business associates, and will be deeply missed. Bob is survived by his dear wife, Minda Heinrichson; daughter and son-in-law, Roberta Morgan and Rodger Ballati; granddaughters and grandson-in-law, Apryl and Mike Bonanno, and Robin Morgan; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Michael Bonanno; brother, Bill Heinrichson; and sister, Carol Walsh. Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dog, Molly. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Katherine "Dolly" Cardinale Heinrichson, who passed away in 1990; as well as sisters, June Smoot, Marjorie Nelsen and Leora Roots.
Born in Harvey, North Dakota, Bob moved west to California with his family at the age of 5 where he enjoyed the remainder of his life. After proudly serving in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1945-1947, he settled in Pittsburg. As a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union for more than 60 years, Bob began working for Crane Brothers Sheet Metal in Pittsburg, and then Pittsburg Heating and Air Conditioning with longtime friend, John Torres. He retired from the sheet metal business in 1979. A dedicated Pittsburg community member, Bob volunteered as Captain of the Pittsburg Police Department Reserves. He also served as a member of the Elks Club and Rendezvous Club, the Clampers , and as past president of Pittsburg AAU Swim Club.
In Bob's leisure time, he took great pleasure as an outdoorsman, fishing, hunting deer and elk, and diving for abalone. He cherished his hunting trips to Colorado and Wyoming with his hunting buddies. Bob also had a passion for seeing the world, traveling extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, and sharing many vacations with his immediate and extended family in Mazatlan, Mexico.
He was devoted to his great-grandchildren and was their greatest sports fan, never missing a soccer, softball or lacrosse game. In Bob's life, his family and friends always came first. Services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 at Pittsburg Funeral Chapel. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a memorial celebration at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to John Muir Health Foundation, 1400 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA, 94597. Tax ID# 94-2650855 will be appreciated. Pittsburg Funeral Chapel (925) 432-2114
Holy Cross Cemetery
Contra Costa County
Created by: Lester Letson
Record added: Nov 13, 2010
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