In Memory

Robert 'Bob' Williams - Class Of 1937

Robert 'Bob' Williams

Robert (Bob) Williams passed away peacefully on December 15, 2010 at the age of 91.  He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Silvia; his son Doug and wife Laurie; daughter Judy and husband Mike; daughter Joan and husband Rod; and eight grandchildren.

Bob lived an interesting life.  He was born August 27, 1919 in Los Angeles, California and graduated from the University of Southern California before joining the Army Air Corps to become a B25 bomber pilot in World War II.  In the years that followed, while raising a family, he built and operated a chain of major appliance stores in Los Angeles County.  In his middle years he transitioned from the retail business to manufacturing by first operating a series of car washes, then designing and manufacturing a patented innovative automatic car wash system.  Eventually, the business led the family to move to San Antonio, Texas in 1975 where his automatic vehicle washing technology was used extensively for taxi and truck washing.

Always bursting with creativity, he found time to develop an innovative exercise machine, author a book on blackjack, design and build two houses at Canyon Lake, and become a real estate broker.

Bob liked everybody and everybody liked Bob.  Friendly and outgoing with a great sense of humor, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Express-News, December 19, 2010