Robert (Bob) Edward Deutschman died suddenly from a series of strokes on June 2, 2018, at his lumber business on Longeway Road in Sonora, California. Bob was born in Fresno, California, on June 5, 1947. He graduated from Clovis High School in June of 1965. He attended California Polytechnic State University from the fall of 1965 through spring of 1967. Bob then enlisted in the Marine Corps and was stationed in San Diego and Cherry Point, North Carolina. He was deployed to Danang, Vietnam, where he worked in the Marine Corps Air Wing.
Bob always claimed, “I have sawdust in my veins.” Upon discharge from the Marine Corps, he settled in Tuolumne County, first in Long Barn and later in Sonora, where he opened Deutschman Lumber on Longeway Road. For the last 20 years, he lived at the mill with his best friends: his dogs.
Bob loved his family dearly and was a loyal son, brother and uncle. And anyone who knew him knew he also loved his dogs. All the “B boys” — Bud, Bro, Blue and Buzz — were each his dear companion at different points in his life.
A smart and innovative soul, Bob was known for his wonderful sense of humor and creative spirit. With just one look around his mill, one will find many beautiful pieces of art: all made from the wood he so loved.
Bob is survived by his sister, Kathleen Deutschman Scott, of Walnut Creek; and his niece, Tigest Helen Macauley, of Concord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Carl Deutschman and Katherine Thomas Deutschman.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose at Lyons Street in Sonora, California.