He was born in Stockton in 1937 and grew up on his parent’s ranch on Hoffman Lane in Byron. He attended Byron Elementary School and graduated in 1955 from Liberty Union High School, where he was active in sports and college academic studies. In 1959 he graduated from the University of Santa Clara with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Bob attended Naval Officer’s Candidate School in Newport, R.I., graduated as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Lakehurst, N.J. He went on to receive his master’s degree from Santa Clara University.
Bob was employed at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company for over 35 years and was known by his colleagues for his sunny disposition and high quality of work. He was a strong person, patient man, supportive father and loving husband who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lois; children, Mark, Scott, Linda, Troy and Laura; brother, Clarence Machado of Stockton; sister, Rosemary Machado of Sausalito and Brentwood; daughter-in-law, Catherine; and triplet grandchildren. His parents, Manuel and Eva Machado, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 4 at Holy Spirit Church,in San Jose. Interment took place on Dec. 6 at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.