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Robert R Frichtel

Robert R Frichtel
1933 – 2016
Bob was born in 1933 and raised in Hayden, Colorado. He first drove a tractor on his parents’ farm at age 13. That same year, he suffered a shotgun wound to his right arm, leaving a permanent disability. After graduating from college, he moved to San Diego and then to Pomona, California where he met Jean. They both worked for the California Department of Employment. He was her supervisor and some said she married him to get even. This was no more true than the popular view that the marriage wouldn’t last for six months. Married for 54 years, they were still more in love than ever. His first career was with the Department of Employment where, after 28 years, and following assignments throughout southern California, he was named manager of the San Diego field office with a staff of 150 employees. He took an early retirement at age fifty-two, on the same day Jean retired. Soon after that he began his second career as a Tax Preparer and spent nearly 20 years preparing tax returns for marines, their families, and military retirees at Camp Pendleton, California as well as friends and neighbors. He, and Jean, moved to Camino Hills, Carlsbad CA in 1987 and both were active in the community; Jean with many projects and Bob as President of the Homeowners Association for many years. Both enjoyed each other’s company and were avid golfers who spent many wonderful hours on golf courses from Tehachapi to Baja California with Camino Hills friends. They owned 3 timeshares and were able to enjoy golf in Hawaii, Mexico and most of the Western United States. Bob was diagnosed with a heart condition in 2011 and was no longer able to continue as a Board member or with his work at Camp Pendleton. He did continue his active interest in Camino Hills. In 2013, Bob and Jean moved to Brookdale Place Senior Living in San Marcos and enjoyed new friends and activities. His beloved wife Jean passed away in 2015 and soon Bob’s health declined until his passing on 10/27/2016. There will be memorial service for Bob on November 18th at 2:30pm at Brookdale Place of San Marcos, 1590 W. San Marcos Blvd. California


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