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Bob Froeschle

Obituary for Bob Froeschle

February 24, 1931 - October 8, 2018
Lakeway, Texas | Age 87

Obituary

Bob Froeschle passed away peacefully in his sleep in Austin, Texas on October 8th, 2018 at the age of 87. He will be affectionately remembered by all who knew him as one of the most affable, easy going and friendly people they have ever met.

Bob was born in San Francisco, CA in 1931, to Clara and Chester "Dutch" Froeschle, along with an older brother Edward and a younger sister Carol. Bob was a hard-working youth with a paper route at age eleven. He loved the beach and surf fishing and was always a sports fan. He starred as a high school basketball player and accepted a basketball scholarship to play for the Golden Bears at the University of California at Berkeley. As a star athlete with an engaging, outgoing personality, the ever-popular Bob also served as student body president, was a member of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and earned a degree in Business. It was at Berkeley that Bob met the love of his life, Jane Adams from Escondido, CA, who in 1952 became his bride and constant companion for 65 years.

Their life together started out in San Francisco and then to Okinawa where he served in the U.S. Air Force. Their son Richard was born during their two-year tour in Okinawa. They returned stateside and lived in San Diego where Bob worked for General Dynamics. Daughter Anne was born in 1958 and the young family moved to El Cajon, California where they would live for 11 years and form many lifelong friendships. A new job opportunity took the family to Fullerton, CA where Bob went to work for Northrop Corporation as a master scheduler. Despite his long commute into Los Angeles and challenging job, he always found time to be involved in Anne's Bobby Sox softball and teaching Richard how to play basketball and golf.

Life got a little more interesting when he and Jane accepted an assignment to live and work in Teheran, Iran planning the construction of a microwave telecommunications network. That assignment resulted in a new-found enthusiasm for international travel, an appreciation for global cultures and some great stories. After a brief stint back in CA, Jane and Bob took another assignment to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Those four years resulted in more global travel, an expanding circle of life-long friends, and even more stories!

A few years after returning stateside, Bob retired from Northrop and he and Jane joined the exodus of Californians moving to Texas. They bought a house in Lakeway, TX in 1995 and Bob started a second career working with H&R Block. He loved helping people navigate the pitfalls of the IRS and his outgoing personality and easy demeanor made him a client favorite. He particularly enjoyed teaching new tax preparers and said that if he'd known how much he enjoyed teaching he wouldn't have waited so long to start. The seasonal nature of that work left him time to play golf and bridge and travel extensively. He and Jane ventured back to CA often to visit family and friends, enjoying the beach, golf and the occasional casino. Bob was an avid reader of fiction, often with two or three books going at the same time. When he retired a second time after 22 years with H&R Block, he held various positions volunteering for the city of Lakeway. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing and organizing bridge games, golf, reading, participating in the Lakeway Sing Along, and enjoying his extended family. During his life, Bob was eternally optimistic, friendly, out-going and a man countless people called friend.

Affectionately known as 'Big Daddy Pops", he is survived by his wife Jane, sister Carol and her husband Ralph, daughter Anne and her husband Greg, son Richard and his wife Leslie, granddaughters Samantha and Kadie Jae, great granddaughter Layla, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Lakeway Church on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Lakeway Church 2203 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway, TX 78734 or to the charity of your choice.

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  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Lakeway Church 2203 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway, TX 78734 or to the charity of your choice.

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