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Robert H. Jaffe, ’65. 1947-2017.


Ken Jaffe has informed us that his brother Bob Jaffe died Tuesday evening, December 5, 2017 in Northern California. Appearently he died of natural causes.  No further information is available at this time. 

One of Bob’s best Lancer friends has already said, "Bob was one of the brightest, funniest men I ever knew. Rest In Peace."

See a 2015 photo of Bob: 



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Mark Gaggia on February 19, 2018 at 11:53 PM said:

I can still see the political signs that Bob put up, when Bob ran for student body president:
"How about a vote for Bob Jaffe", with all the letters in bold black except VOTE FOR and the OB and AFFE, which were in yellow and invisible from any distance. It was pretty impressive from across the quad, as all one could see was "How about a BJ" and we all wondered how he had the cojones to do that, in a place and time where we got sent home for not shaving or not wearing a belt...
He was WAY ahead of the rest of us.
Steve Blitch on December 13, 2017 at 7:01 PM said:

Bob was a funny, bright and fascinating guy. I drank my first beers with him (and a few others) while at SHHS, and then stayed in touch with him up here in Northern California when we were both in and out of UC Berkeley. He was a good man. I'm sad he's gone.
Patti Powers '65 on December 11, 2017 at 4:47 PM said:

I was so sorry to learn of Bob's passing last week. Although I didn't know Bob very well, I loved his welcoming smile and fun demeanor and so admired his intelligence. We will miss you, Bob.
My condolences to Bob's family.
Dennis Maxson on December 10, 2017 at 7:43 PM said:

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bobby's passing from our old friend Dan Garrett (Mater Dei '64). Bobby was one of core group of brilliant, talented friends at SHHS, which included Steve van Gelder and Tom Walker, also gone too soon. Bobby was the impetus for me to move to the Bay Area then to Sonoma County. He was a great and good pal.
Doug Elwell on December 10, 2017 at 9:15 AM said:

I echo the comments of my classmates. One memory of Bob is absolutely cemented in my memory. It was Bob who first informed me that Kennedy had been shot. I simply couldn't believe it at first.
Betsy Burleigh on December 8, 2017 at 7:59 PM said:

I'm so sorry to hear that Bob is gone. Too young. I remember him as a kind and and intelligent friend. Rest In Peace.
Wayne Redfearn on December 8, 2017 at 3:12 PM said:

My memories of Bob go back to our days at Nicolas Jr. Hi. He was incredibly smart and with a great spirit.

RIP my friend... gone much too soon.
Cindy Hall Ranii on December 8, 2017 at 12:57 PM said:

So very saddened to hear about Bob’s passing. Recalling many fond memories of his intelligence, wit, bravado, and his smile.

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