Bob Beatie was born on Sept. 28, 1923, in Stockton, and passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, in Avalon Health Care San Andreas, at the age of 95.
Bob attended elementary school in Stockton and graduated from Stockton High School in 1941. After high school graduation and several odd jobs, Bob entered the United States Air Corps and served in the European Theatre of Operations during World War II where he flew 35 missions in a B-24 bomber squadron as a technical sergeant radio operator. For this tour of duty, Bob was decorated with the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Clusters.
Upon discharge from the service, Bob began college at the College of the Pacific in 1945 and completed his education at San Jose State University in December of 1950 with a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts.
On Jan. 1, 1951, Bob joined the PG&E family and retired after 35 years of service. That same year on Feb. 4, he married the love of his life, Doris. Bob and Doris moved to Angels Camp in 1958 where they raised their two children, Michael and Holly and participated in many local activities.
Bob was the frog jump chairman for the Angels Booster Club for 10 years. He and Doris could be seen in full costume as he acted as emcee of the annual frog jumping contest. He was also a member of PSEA, NSGW, Angels Gun Club, Rod & Gun Club (chairman), and Blood Bank chairman for PG&E.
Some of his other activities included playing competitive baseball and basketball, skiing, and golfing. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Bob is survived by Doris Beatie, his wife of 68 years, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, Michael, daughter Holly, and two sisters, Barbara and Marian.
At his request, there will be no service.