Robert Allan Sperling

Jan 14, 1967 - Jun 30, 2015

Obituary

Sperling, Robert Allan “Rob”
Rob, 48, of Sacramento, passed away in his sleep on June 30, 2015. He was born January 14, 1967 in Sacramento, graduated from J.F. Kennedy high school, and attended college at Sacramento State University. In his youth, Rob was active in his church youth group and worked summers at Westminster Woods. He went to work for Wells Fargo in 1988 and worked his way up to his most recent position of Information Security Officer. Rob was an active member of Crown Downtown and an avid sports fan of the Sacramento Kings and the Republic FC. He is survived by his parents Don & Janice Sperling, brother Stephen, sister Sandy Johnson (Doug), nieces Alyson & Emily, and many friends and loved ones. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 18th at Faith Presbyterian Church (625 Florin Road). The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a favorite charity.

Funeral Home:
Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA
US 95820

Guestbook

  • Mark French says:

    My sincere condolences to Rob’s family. Rob and I have been friend for nearly 20 years. We played volleyball, enjoyed wine tasting and spent time with a great group of friends. We will all miss him.

  • Peggy and George Spatz says:

    Rob was one of the most generous, intelligent and loving people we’ve ever met. Rob loved to plan gatherings for his many friends. He was a passionate advocate for the city he loved, joining like-minded people in Crown Downtown. Rob was loyal to the Kings, and recently, to The Republic. Rob will live on in our hearts forever.

  • Mark F. LIen says:

    Rob and I were freinds in our early 20’s and enjoyed the midtown scenes in the early 1990’s. He was very passionate about politics and Sacramento. When my mother died suddenly a couple years ago he was very dilligent about calling me every week to see how I was doing. He would text every holiday thereafter and let me know he knew how hard it was facing the holiday without my mom. I appreciated his caring and loyal side he had for his friends. If there is amything I can do for his friends or family, please contact me.

  • The Boehl Family says:

    I do not even know where to begin, Rob was a loving and caring man. He was one of a kind. Never in my life did I think we would become the friends that we were. Originally we butted heads and our sarcasm and personality clashed, but that was short lived. Rob and I grew closer than ever in the past few years, he was so supportive of myself, my wife and my 2 daughters. He looked after me in a way and always wanted to be sure everything was ok. We joked and poked fun at each other in a way that many saw to be rude, or over the top, but in reality that was our connection. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you Rob, taken far too soon. I know you are looking down on me and guiding me silently in the right path to success and happiness, because that in the end is what made you happy, seeing the ones you care about be happy. Until the day we cross paths again my friend, Thank you for all you did for us, You cannot be replaced, duplicated or even properly remembered with words.. You were simply the best.. Love you buddy..

  • Kimberly Knight says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my sympathy to you and his many friends. Bob, as I called him was my boss at Wells Fargo for several years during my tenure there. He was funny, caring and a good person making our department a nice place to work. His expressions were priceless, fondly named “Bob-isms” gave us all chuckles as we went about our daily tasks. I am happy to have known him and he will be missed.

  • Tracy Wong says:

    RIP !

  • David Heitstuman says:

    In addition to my knowing Rob through work with the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, I had the pleasure of knowing him socially. His support and kindness were always greatly appreciated and he will surely be missed in our community.

  • Valeri Simons says:

    He will be dearly missed. ..

  • Joey Castillo says:

    RIP

  • Hunter Vaughan says:

    Rest in Peace Rob!

  • Ed Unutoa says:

    RIL

  • Fidel Fonseca says:

    My deepest condolences to all Bobs family and friends!

  • David Caldera says:

    RIP Rob! You will be missed!

  • Greg Littleton says:

    RIP Buddy!! I miss you already

  • James Battles says:

    I have a difficult time saying goodbye to you so I will simply say, until we meet again on the other side. Rest in the peace of God brother. Love and miss you.

  • Todd Patterson says:

    Rob, I will always remember your time at North Hall. Your support for my sobriety ….. The fact that you had hair then,,,, lol

  • Clare Paynick says:

    God Bless you and your family. He was always a sweetheart to work and be with.

  • Josh Jacoby says:

    Rob, you had a great heart and I wish we had kept in touch more in the last few years. I will miss you.

  • Julie Murphy says:

    You are missed, Rob.

  • Linda LoBue says:

    We, in his early days at Wells Fargo, knew him as Bob. He was dear man who was loved and respected. I was tickled when I saw him being interviewed on TV recently about the impact of his beloved “Kings” to the downtown area. The Kings have lost one their best fans and we have lost a wonderful man!

  • Rebecca McDaniel says:

    Rob, AKA “Bobby” (If I knew you were once called Bobby I would have called you that every time I saw you with an ear to ear grin on my face) You were a great next door neighbor. Great sense of humor, I loved to laugh with you at all the ridiculousness of life. You were a generous, social, soul with too many friends to count. Loved a great party, (especially fourth of July) loved to cheer on your beloved Kings. Active in the community, always “in the know.” I loved finding things out first so I could tell you something you didn’t know yet. I’ll never forget one of the first times we met you after James and I moved in. First we broke your water main, then one of your pots when we cut down a tree, and then your shovel. You just took it all in stride. Laughing at us all the way. Our family is heart broken at your sudden departure Rob. I will think about you often as I’m cruising through midtown. Tomorrow is going to be a very hard day.

  • Lynne MacIntosh says:

    My deepest sympathies to Rob’s family and loved ones. He was a great guy and I’m sorry he’s gone so soon. Far too soon.

  • CarolAnn Orduno says:

    We miss you Rob.. Forever in our hearts! May you rest in peace sweet Angel.

  • Suzanne Owen says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Sperling Family and their loved ones. Sincerely, Michelle, Scott, Suzanne and Linda Friery.

  • t says:

    I recently came across this post and am saddened, condolences to friends and family. I knew Bob in the late 80’s. I hope all remember his goodness and leadership qualities. Now and in my memories he will be resting in peace.

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