Robert E. Bucholtz

February 10, 1921November 1, 2018

Robert Edward Bucholtz, 97 years old, passed away on November 1st. He was born on February 10, 1921 in Oakland, CA to Walter and Mabel Bucholtz. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elinor, and sons, Gregory and Jeffery. Robert is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kerstin Bucholtz. He is also survived by his 3 children, Mike Ashland (Judy), Kathy Alexander (Mickey) and Steven Bucholtz; grandchildren, Jenny Roberts (Pat), Paul Alexander, Brian Bucholtz, Gary Bucholtz (Gokcen) and Timothy Alexander as well as a great-grandchild, Olivia Bucholtz. He married Kerstin Distefano in 1985 and leaves behind step-children, David Distefano (Laurie), Karin Gregg (Roy Arruabarrena), Therese Mohr (Paul) and Chris Distefano (Diane). He leaves behind 6 step-grandchildren, Jamie Mamikunian (Vahe), Jacob Strawn (Adriana), Shaun Sullivan, Zachary Distefano (Lindsey), Allison (Guille), and Rebecca Distefano. He leaves behind 5 step great-grandchildren; Isadora Mamikunian, Magnus Mamakunian, Evangelina Mamikunian, Madelyn Sullivan, Benjamin Sullivan, Lilia Strawn and Samuel Strawn.

He attended San Jose City College where he earned an AA degree. He served in the army during WWII and he retired from United Airlines after 41 years as a lead mechanic.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.


  • Memorial Mass Monday, November 12, 2018

Robert E. Bucholtz

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