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Dec. 13, 1942 – April 7, 2024

Robert (Bob) Meyer lived his entire life in Oakdale, California. He was very proud of his Oakdale heritage. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1960. He then attended MJC and upon graduation Bob went to work for Wells Fargo Bank. During that time, he helped open the Wells Fargo branch in Oakdale. He worked six years at the bank and then worked three years for Ed Zimmerman Insurance. Then in 1972, he started doing what he loved, selling cars. He went to work for his uncle, Sam Marchetti, who owned the Dodge dealership in Oakdale. When his Uncle Sam retired in 1978, he went to work for the Haidlen Family at Haidlen Ford in Oakdale. He was a salesperson there for over 40 years. Bob was known for his dedication and integrity.

He was involved in the community in numerous ways. He started at an early age giving back to his community. When he was 18, he volunteered for the Oakdale Rural Fire Department. In the 60’s, he was a State Director for the Jaycee’s, he was elected as an Oakdale Chamber Director and finally, he was selected to the first Rotary Group Study Exchange Team. The team went to Japan for two months. He then joined the Oakdale Rotary Club. He took great pride in Rotary and had 55 years of perfect attendance, often making up Rotary in different towns when the family went on vacations. Bob was an avid fan of the sports programs at Oakdale High School. He chaired the Oakdale Rotary Basketball Classic for over 40 years. He helped start the Oakdale Quarterback Club as well as the Dugout Club to help support Oakdale High School’s football and baseball programs. Bob was a great historian of Oakdale who touched many lives in our community. He will be missed by many.

Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda (Gish) Meyer, son, Tim (Melissa) Meyer, daughter, Jessica Meyer, grandchildren, Ryan and Emily Meyer, and brother, Bill (Marilyn) Meyer. Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bianchi Community Center, 110 South Second Avenue, Oakdale, California. Remembrances may be made in Bob’s name to: Oakdale Quarterback Club, PO Box 1565, Oakdale, CA 95361.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

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May 29, 2024