The Obit For Robert Andres

Robert Peter Andres
(1930 - 2011)

Published in Contra Costa Times from February 9 to February 11, 2011

Robert Peter Andres Feb. 12, 1930 - Feb. 3, 2011 Resident of Alamo, Ca. Robert Andres passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Thursday, February 3rd after a long valiant struggle with cancer and heart failure.

Robert was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Elder High School. While in school, Robert excelled at sports, with a special affinity for baseball.

In 1947, Robert was the pitcher and team captain for the American Legion National Championship team, and had the thrill of his life to personally meet Babe Ruth who presented the championship trophy to him.

Upon graduating from high school, Robert was signed as a pitcher by the Detroit Tigers. After a shoulder injury cut his baseball career short, Robert pursued a degree in economics from the University of Cincinnati. He was then drafted by the U.S. Army in 1954, and was stationed overseas in Germany.

Upon his return, Robert set his sights on the promising field of technology and went on to work for IBM for 32 years, retiring as the Northwestern Regional Manager. Robert then joined Crowley Maritime in San Francisco where he worked as a Senior Vice President, Administration for 8 years.

In addition, Robert served on the Board of Directors as President of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, was Chairman of the Board of the Independent Colleges of Northern California and was a Past President of the Round Hill Country Club Board of Directors.

In his retirement, Robert continued to contribute his knowledge of business through consulting work and enjoyed golf, reading, cruising with his wife Kathleen and spending time with his family.

Robert Andres is survived by his loving wife Kathleen and devoted children Robyn Halverson of Ojai, California, Jennifer Brister of Oro Valley, Arizona, Allison Godinho of San Diego, California and Pamela Andres-Elias of San Francisco and grandchildren Jenna Armstrong, Brad Halverson, Grant Brister, Ryan Steele, Kara Godinho-Steele, Owen Godinho and Elle Godinho as well as nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother Donald Andres and sister-in-law Rose Andres of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Robert was predeceased by wife Genevieve (1972), wife Patricia (2000) as well as his parents, Edward and Hazel and brothers Alvin, Joseph and Edward.

He was a man of integrity, possessing an optimistic outlook and kind spirit that will be missed by all who knew him.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Round Hill Road in Alamo.

If you wish to express condolences, please do so at www.oakmontmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. The address is UCSF Foundation, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339.