Robert Arthur Sanders, 58, of Grass Valley, Calif., passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, after a fatal accident. Robert was born on Camp Pendleton in California, on September 27, 1955 to Felix and Lucy Sanders. Robert grew up in Fallbrook, graduating from Fallbrook Union High School in 1973.
Robert went on to work in agriculture, painting, construction, firewood sales, furniture making, and for the last five years care-giving his nephew, Gary. He had lived in many places, but for the past 14 years lived in Grass Valley with his partner, Carol.
Robert, ever the extrovert, was always gracious and considerate in his dealings with everyone. Felix, his dad, used to call Robert ‘The Maître De’ as Robert always took care of others first. Robert loved the outdoors and spent every morning taking his dog, Reno, for walks among the many trails in Nevada County.
Robert is survived by his mother, Lucy T. Sanders; siblings Barbara Courtney, George, and Gilbert Sanders. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Patrick, Katie, Saroya, Gary, Myra, and Jamie.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Felix B. Sanders, and brothers, Kenneth and Ronald. Robert’s smiles, sense of humor, and generous spirit will be celebrated at Live Oak Park, March 15, 2014 at 1 p.m.