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 Robert William “Bob” Meagher

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Robert William “Bob” Meagher

  • Birth 16 Nov 1922 Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington, USA
  • Death 1 Jan 2001 San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
  • Burial San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 14797644

Husband of: Marjorie Anna Caroline Huff Meagher.
Children: Joseph, Anne Meagher Payne Dwyer Frates, and Louise Meagher Robinson.
Son of: Joseph Emmett Meagher and Ellen Alice Doswell Meagher.
Son-in-Law of: Walter Huff and Louise Sudmeyer Huff.
San Jose (CA) Mercury News,
January 7, 2001
MEAGHER, Robert W. entered into rest January 1, 2001 in San Jose, CA. Beloved husband of Marjorie A. Meagher; loving father of Joseph W. Meagher and wife Charlotte of San Jose, M. Anne Dwyer and husband Edward of Ceres, and Louise A. Robinson and husband Harry of San Jose. Devoted grandfather of Jim Dwyer and wife Eleanor, Heidi Cheek and husband Jason, Sandra Meagher, Michael Flowers, Robert Meagher, Tim Meagher, Samantha Robinson, and Alex Robinson. Great-grandfather of Joshua Dwyer, Russell Cheek, and Cassandra Cheek. Dear brother of Joseph Meagher and wife Amy of Scottsburg, OR., Barbara Darby of San Jose, Margaret Darby and husband Larry of Las Vegas, NV, and James Meagher of Santa Maria, CA. Dear son of the late Joseph Leo Emmett Meagher, and the late Ellen Alice Doswell. A native of Deer Park, Spokane County, WA. Age 78. Retired from the San Jose Fire Department with 24 years service. Private family services have been held.
On November 16, 1922, Bob was born in Deer Park, Washington to Joseph Leo Emmett Meagher and Ellen Alice Doswell Meagher, joining his older brother, Joe, Jr. By 1929 the family had settled in Santa Maria, California where his sisters Barbara and Mickey and younger brother Jim were born.

After graduating from Santa Maria High School in 1942, Bob joined the US Navy becoming an Aviation Machinist Mate First Class. He served until February 1946. Bob went to live in Seattle, Washington with his aunt Margaret Meagher, and then moved to San Jose, California. He had been stationed at NAS Alameda and Moffett Field during the war and loved the Bay Area.

In May 1947, Bob met Marjorie when he walked into the Safeway Stores District Manager's Office to apply for a job. She not only hired him but, had him placed in the store where she shopped. They were married on January 31, 1948 and are blessed with three wonderful children; Joe, Anne and Louise.

For $9,200 they purchased their home on Bundy Avenue in July 1950. Bob worked at the Lincoln-Mercury dealership on Market Street in downtown San Jose until November 1956 when he joined the San Jose Fire Department. Injured in a gardening store fire in May 1980, he was never able to return to the line. Bob was retired as a Driver-Engineer on January 1, 1981, and died at home twenty years later to the day.
November 16, 2002: Celebrated what would have been Bob's 80th birthday near his niche at Oak Hill by having a birthday cake and singing Happy Birthday. Just as we finished singing, a fire truck roared by on Curtner Avenue with siren wailing and horn blaring enroute to an alarm. How appropriate.

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16 NOV 1922-01 JAN 2001
USN 1942-1946 SJFD 1956-1981
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather

Gravesite Details Niche GPS: North 37* 17.983’ West 121* 52.004
  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Marjorie Meagher
  • Added: 2 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14797644
  • Marjorie Meagher
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert William “Bob” Meagher (16 Nov 1922–1 Jan 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14797644, citing Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 47024796) .