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CHARLES ROBERT "BOB" MAULSBY ~ Class of 1959
February 25, 1941 - May 5, 2005
MAULSBY, Charles Robert "Bob" - Bob Maulsby died May 5, 2005 in San Francisco. Born Feb 25, 1941 in
Jay, OK to Maynard Duane and Eula Fields Francis Maulsby, Bob moved with his family to Richland, WA
in 1944 where he attended school, excelling in baseball and basketball and graduating in 1959. Summers
were spent as a cowboy where he was known as "Big Bad John." Bob attended Columbia Basin Community
College to play basketball. While working for Boeing in Seattle as a draftsman, he met and married
Melody Wood and had daughter Leslie Joan. After attaining journeyman status as a glazier, Bob moved
to Phoenix and then to San Francisco where he resided for the past 35 years. Although born an Okie,
he was, at heart, a California native son. He married Sally Naughton and had daughter Hilda Ann.
Bob was a member of Iron Workers' Union Local 377 for many years, building high rise structures,
the last being the downtown Hilton annex. When bad knees forced retirement fro m the construction
trade, Bob began his career as a bartender. He served faithful followings at the Peaks, Bernal Club,
Cork and Bottle, and 3300 Club.
Beyond his gift of charisma, he had the genuine ability to see the good and beautiful within each of
us. All who knew him felt that singular appreciation and responded with admiration and love. Fisherman,
birder, music lover, cook, crossword whiz, world traveler, he was widely read, yet the most unpretentious
of men. He loved his family, his friends and his darling pal and sparring partner, Marlene, more than he
loved himself. His new baby granddaughter, Geneva Lee, illuminated his final days.
Bob bravely fought a cancer that threatened, but failed, to steal his dignity. It did take the life
from his mighty frame on Cinco de Mayo. He was surrounded and embraced by those he loved most. He
leaves his life partner Marlene Butler; daughters, Hilda Kissane (Erin) of San Francisco, Leslie McKay
(Tom), Mearra Spencer of San Francisco; grandchildren Sean and Rachel McKay and Geneva Kissane; brother,
Jerry Daniel Maulsby (Cathy) of Micanopy, Florida; sister, Jeannie Kindle (Dean) of Pendleton, Oregon;
and a large extended family of beloved cousins, nieces and nephews and more friends than can be counted.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother James Howard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a fund that has been established for Bob's grandchildren at
the Noe Valley branch of the Bank of America in the name of Hilda Kissane.
Published in the San Francisco Chronicle on 5/10/2005.GuestBook for Bob.