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Robert K. Bonner
1941 – 2021
Robert Kabel Bonner, beloved husband of Carol Bonner, died September 5, 2021. Born in Denver in 1941, Bob grew up in California and graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He worked as a project engineer at China Lake Naval Weapons Center and later in the technology sector.
A resident of San Clemente for more than 40 years, Bob enjoyed sailing, yacht racing, and traveling. He was a voracious reader with a lifelong passion for science and math. For many years, Bob volunteered weekly at the San Clemente – Dana Point Animal Shelter. Over 25 years, he and Carol provided a forever home for several dogs adopted from the shelter.
In addition to his wife Carol, Bob is survived by daughters Robin Bonner (William Rideout), Erin Evans, and Caryn Boberg (John); stepchildren Brian Baker (Brittany Harpel) and Carla Stickler; eight grandchildren and by siblings Jan Bonner, Roxanne May (John), and Susan Hladky (Joe).