Bob Fletcher passed away at his home in San Ramon, California on October 23, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 78 yrs. old.
Bob was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1958. He was in the United States Naval Reserve from 1959 to 1965. He served two years active duty in the Far East on the USS Topeka, a Missile Cruiser. He graduated from Parsons College in Fairfield , Iowa in 1965 with a BA in Business Administration. He remained at the college for three years following his graduation to work as an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Dean. In 1968 he moved to California and joined Wells Fargo Bank as a Management Trainee. He worked in banking until 1976. At the time of his departure from banking he was an Assistant Branch Manager at Chartered Bank of London. In 1977 he began a career in equipment leasing. He remained in leasing until 1990. During that time he developed, directed sales and marketing, of a national financing program for Burger King Corporation franchisees. In 1990 he left leasing to become a Burger King franchisee himself. He owned Burger King restaurants in the Bay Area as well as New Mexico until 2014.
In 1974 he married Ann Davies. They have two daughters, Allison Fletcher and Jennifer Fletcher. They were married for 44 years.
Bob has always been involved in his community. As a young man he was a member of the Active 20-30 of San Francisco Club. Upon moving to Danville he joined St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and served on its Vestry. He served two Vestry terms at Advent Episcopal Church in Sun City West, Arizona where he and Ann spent part of each year.
Additionally, was a Founding Director of Valley Community Bank in Pleasanton. He was a founder of Mt. Diablo National Bank in Danville. He served on the Board of Directors of the San Ramon Valley YMCA. He served on the Board of Directors of the San Ramon Valley Girls Softball League. He was elected to the San Ramon Valley Girls Softball League Hall of Fame. He served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Baseball Foundation. He was a member of the Danville Sycamore Valley Rotary Club. He was a member of Sir’s Chapter 128.
One of Bob’s great passions was baseball. He was a season ticket holder for the S.F. Giant’s and the Oakland A’s. One of his wishes before he died was to see the Giant’s win a World Series. He got to see them win three! His love of baseball was carried over to softball where he coached for 10 years.
His greatest passion was his family and friends. He loved his daughters unconditionally and supported their every endeavor. He was proud of them beyond words. He will be remembered as a generous, warm, loving and loyal friend. He barely knew a stranger. His glass was always, always half full.
He is survived by his wife, Ann and daughter Allison as well as his sister Ann Griffin and his niece Jill Talvensaari (husband Michael) and their two children Annika and David. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Jenny and his sister Laura Fletcher.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2 pm at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 1550 Diablo Road, Danville with a reception immediately following.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church or the Danville Sycamore Valley Rotary (dsvrotary.com).