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Robert Beaton Sr
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Obituary for Robert Beaton Sr

Beloved husband, father, brother and friend to so many, Bob passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born and raised in Chicago and attended St. Gertrude’s Elementary, Campion High School in Wisconsin and Loyola of Chicago, earning a degree in English Literature. Upon graduation he served in the US Army from 1960 - 1962, and then moved to Los Angeles to begin work in the flooring industry. After a short stay in Los Angeles he relocated to San Francisco where he met the love of his life Alice. They married on February 16, 1963 and settled in Danville, CA where they raised five sons. Bob was the founder of Carpet One of San Ramon and enjoyed working so much that he never thought of it as work. He proudly proclaimed that he’d found a career he truly loved and that he had never worked a day in his life since. Bob loved his work so much, that when he sold the business he continued to work up to six days a week. Bob was an avid sports fan who gladly gave his time coaching and umpiring for the San Ramon Valley Little League. He loved the Chicago Cubs and was thrilled to finally see them win a World Series in 2016. At the age of 50 he began running and it soon became a passion. He ran 16 marathons, including the prestigious Boston Marathon six times. Through running and his association with Forward Motion in Danville he made many new friends. He was a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of Danville, serving as president in 1997. With wife Alice, the two traveled the world extensively seeing places like South Africa, Italy, South America, France, Croatia, China, Russia, Spain and Portugal among others. Through these travels they made many friendships. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years Alice, sons Robert Jr. (Kelley), Matthew (Amy), Paul (Ginger), Scott and John, grandchildren Robert lll, Justin, Kirby, Samantha, Anna and Olivia, brother Bill (Karyn) and sister Marie. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Bob’s life with a viewing at Hull’s Walnut Creek Chapel, 1139 Saranap Ave, Walnut Creek 94595 on Friday August 25th from 6pm to 8pm, and Mass at St. Isidore’s Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526 on Saturday August 26th at 1pm, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Catholic Charities of the East Bay www.cceb.org

Viewing:
Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel
1139 Saranap Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Funeral Mass:
St. Isidore Catholic Church
440 LaGonda Way, Danville, CA 94526


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