Bob Bowling

  • Wednesday October 5, 2016
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August 2, 1944 �" September 5, 2016

Our good friend passed this life September 5, 2016.

Bob was born August 2, 1944 in South Carolina. After high school he enlisted in the Army for a three-year stint. During this time he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal for marksmanship with an M-1 rifle and a .45-caliber automatic pistol; he also drove armored tanks. He left the Army in 1968, and went to New Orleans.

In the late 1970s he moved to California. In 1981 he went to work at the San Francisco Eagle, where he worked until 1997. He became manager of the Eagle when Terry Thompson died in 1994. He was responsible for the Eagle not having any blender-made drinks; he said we're not doing them and threw all of the blenders in the trash. After leaving the Eagle, he moved to Long Beach, then back to San Francisco, then to Palm Springs, then to Guerneville, bartending in all these cities.

His three great interests were riding in his car with the top down and just driving; reading; and cooking, especially seafood �" crab legs were his specialty.

A memorial celebration will be held in Guerneville Saturday, October 15 at the R3 Hotel (formerly the Triple R). Please call (707) 869-8399 for time.

We'll miss you, dear friend.