Robert Waverley Gilkey died May 8, 2008 at home in Mountain View, Calif.
Robert was born in Palo Alto, Calif. on Sept. 30, 1927.
In 1951, Robert graduated from Golden Gate University in
San Francisco, earning a degree in Business Administration. Upon
graduation, Robert began working at Dura-Bond Bearing Co. in Palo
Alto. Years later he became president. In 1988, he relocated the
company to Carson City. He and Shaw Construction Company
started changing "the face" of the industrial park. Robert took pride in
the bond he developed with the people of Carson City. He knew they
Robert returned to Mountain View in 2001 due to health reasons.
Robert leaves his beloved wife of 60 years, Gertrude, his children Christine Calhoun (Roger), Clifford Gilkey (Margaret), and Janis Hobde (Brett), and his six grandchildren whom he adored. In addition, Robert is survived by his dear sister, Patricia Arkin, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Spangler Mortuary, 399 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA. 94022.
Spangler Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.