Born in Sacramento, CA to William and Ruth Ahern. Graduated from Regis Jesuit High School and University of Denver School of Business in Colorado before serving in the US Navy from 1952 - 1954 in Norfolk, VA. He moved to San Francisco upon his discharge where he met the love of his life, Dottie, at a ski club meeting. They married on August 6, 1955. Four children were born in quick succession in San Francisco - Bob Jr., Timm, Chris and Jennifer. In 1963, they moved to Citrus Heights where Joanna and Julie were born. Bob changed careers from Retail at Hale Brothers and became a successful Real Estate Broker for 50 years.
Bob was an active member of St. Mel's Parish, St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus, Parish Council, All Saints Mr. and Mrs. Club, the Sacramento Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club and Masters Club, and served on the St. Mel's school board. St. Mel's provided them many life-long friends. He enjoyed skiing in Tahoe, body surfing in Santa Cruz, camping, tennis and bridge. He loved his SF Giants and 49ers and was the #1 fan at his kids' and grandkids' activities. His passion was his family.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dottie. He was a wonderful father to his children, Bob Ahern (Linda), Timm Ahern (Cindy), Chris Ahern (Mary), Jennifer Funk (Tim), Joanna Porter (John) and Julie Macke (Mike). He leaves behind 15 loving grandchildren, Laura Messina (John), Rob Ahern (Michelle), Ryan Funk (Allison), Lisa Lee (Brian), Terran Ahern, Megan Peters (Joe), Maddi Porter, Katie Ahern, Raina Ahern, Daniel Porter, Brennan Ahern, Sam Macke, Jon Ahern, Joey Macke and Max Macke. He was blessed with 8 great-grandchildren, Joseph, Grace, Julia and Mary Kate Funk, Jack and Luke Messina and Molly and Lily Ahern. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by 4 siblings, Patricia Ellis, Marjorie Minogue, William Ahern Jr., and Mary Jo MacGuire.
Friends and family are invited to attend services Monday, December 9, 2019 at St. Mel's Catholic Church, 4745 Pennsylvania Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Rosary will be held at 10:00 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30. Reception to follow in the St. Mel's Parish Center. Remembrances may be made to St. Vincent de Paul.
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