Robert J. Wueste passed away at his home on January 6, 2015 after a long illness, he was 72. Born in Montreal, the Wueste family moved to Carlsbad, CA, where Bob learned hard work and perseverance. He was an athlete and accepted a basketball scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley where he was recruited by the legendary Pete Newell.
While at Cal, Bob met his wife Linda, the love of his life. They were married over 40 years.
A self-made man, Bob had a successful career in the jewelry industry. From salesman to Chairman of the Board, he was a leader in his field. Upon retirement, Bob reinvented himself into a cattle rancher in Montana. He was a true visionary.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and Henry, brother Paul and his wife, Linda Adams Wueste. Bob is survived by his daughters, Stacey Wueste (Joe Davis) and Kimberly Wueste Schnell (Tim) and the grandchildren whom he absolutely adored Jackie, Cate and Sarah Schnell and Victoria, Charlotte and Madeline Davis.
Bob was a true gentleman, charming, handsome and fun. He loved his family and his friends with a passion. We will find it hard to live without him but he made our lives beautiful and ever so happy and we will be forever grateful.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad, www.bgccarlsbad.org.
A celebration of life will be held at 3pm on January 17, 2015 at St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Oceanside, CA.