Bob was a Master Mason of 50-plus years with the Suisun Lodge No. 55 of the Free & Associated Masons of California. Bob was married to Dene Stewart Yahnel since Oct. 15, 2004. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a flyboy and an Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class in the United States Naval Reserve.
He earned his Masters and Doctorate in California and spent most of his career as a professor of math and physics and retired as dean and then college administrator at Solano Community College in California.
Bob loved spending his time outdoor working on jobs around the house and yard, but most especially he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and his wife and kids.
Bob leaves behind his stepchildren whom he called “his own” as well as his daughter, Keera Gritts and her children Tiger and Aescli Evans; his son, Mingo Gritts and his wife Brandy and their children Veda, Zeke and Willow Gritts and Sant King; his son Eli Gritts and Tabby Gritts along with their kids Kyha, Kelsey, and Josh Rain Gritts. He also leaves behind his sweetheart and love of his life, Dene Stewart Yahnel, with whom he got to celebrate a 13-year wedding anniversary just the day before he died.
He was a wonderful man, very wise and kind with a big heart.
At Bob’s request cremation has taken place and a military graveside service will be held at a later date.
You may send condolences to the family at www.spanishvalleymortuary.com.