Robert "Bob" Arruda

Jan 1, 1943 - May 12, 2019


Arruda, Robert, “Bob” 76 years of age passed away with his family by his side on May 12, 2019. Bob was born on January 1, 1943 in Oakland, CA. survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley, sons Rich (Cheryl), Randy (Sherri), grandsons, Reid and Ryan Arruda. Brother, Rich, niece, Renee Arruda, and nephew Bobby Arruda. Bob loved following his sons and grandsons to football and baseball games. He was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed spending time duck hunting with his grandson. He was a hardworking man who loved to joke and tease and was always willing to help friends and family when asked.
Memorial Services will be held, May 22, 2019 at East Lawn, Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, 95624, at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow at Elk Grove Park Pavilion, 9950 Elk Grove Road at 3:00 pm. Memorial gifts may be made to Ducks Unlimited or the charity of your choice.


  • Hilary Hathaway-Cobbs says:

    My Uncle Bob was the greatest! I looked at him as my second dad! When I would go over and he was away he’d call on the cb radio, he called me Huggy Bear! I will love and miss him forever!

  • Shirleen Von Hoffmann says:
  • Shirleen Von Hoffmann says:

    I have so many fond memories of this man, living on the ranch with him and Shirley. He was like another Dad to me. I know he lived a good, amazing life and he touched so many. That’s what life is about and that’s the only part of this that makes sense. I hope his life and memory can impose a lesson for everyone regarding West Nile and protecting yourself from mosquitos. One bite from the wrong mosquito can be fatal…even in Sacramento. West Nile is no joke and definitely something to be concerned about and take action. Every time you spray to protect yourself and your children, think of Bob. He’s up there playing pranks on all the Martins and is with his beloved Dad! RIP Bobby boy, we love you and you will be truly missed here.

  • Don Silva says:

    If I ever need to smile all I need to do is think about Bob. There was a time in my life that Bob was like an older, wiser brother to me and really did help me move in a positive direction. He taught me a lot about cars and life, and always did it with that great playful wit that was Bob’s alone. My condolences to Shirley, family and friends. He was a special guy and I know he will be sorrowfully missed.

  • JoAnn Chance says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Shirley. So sorry!

  • pamela silva says:

    I am thinking of you all and sending love. I remembered how much Bob loved his car the Chevy Nomad and if we rode in it we better behave. I know Teri and I would go the auto shop some times and Bob was always kind and making a joke. Love Pam

  • Suzan Bertino says:

    So many first in my life with this incredible soul, my first ride in a true hot rod (his supped up green nomad) with Teri and I in the back and Shirley up front by his side, camping and him tirelessly trying to teach me how to water ski and get up out of the water, teaching me how to skeet shoot on the old ranch in Elk Grove, comforting me while camping in his camper shell when I became claustrophobic on the top bunk and had a hard time breathing and so many more that cover a lifetime. I will miss your love, laughter, wit, sarcasm, random calls to check on me and presence in my life. Soar with the Angels Bobbie until we meet again. Love Suzi

  • Diane Klein-Woods says:

    Shirley ….. we were practically neighbors on 42nd St. and Roosevelt back in the 60s. Although Bob didn’t live there, he might as well as his green Nomad was always parked out front !! Then we moved along to the softball days…. girls team The Clan and the guys ClanBangers!! What fun we had! I remember hunting at Sutter Creek with all the guys. Rudy, Bob, Bud, Ely, Jim, Richie… Memories to last a lifetime! Our sincere sympathy to Shirley, the Arruda family and the large extended family of relatives and friends.

  • Helen Ross says:

    Rest In Peace Bob Arruda. Although I am unable to be there today, please know I’m thinking of you. Thank you so much for everything you did for me growing up. You were such a good man, loving husband, and wonderful father. I have such fond memories of you. Our family sent flowers from Nina’s…with warmth and sorrow, Helen Ross Allen and family.

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