Robert J. Supp, former resident of Los Altos, died at the age of 93 from Covid-19 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz on Jan. 16, 2021. The family is grieving the loss of this wonderful man, but we believe that he is joined by members of the family that have passed before him. Bob was born and raised in Detroit, MI on July 14, 1927. He graduated from the University of Detroit after he joined the army where he was stationed in Japan during the post WW2 occupation. Bob outlived two wives, Joan Balicki (married 1951) and Marian Havlik Hunter (married 1970). He was the father of 11 children, 1 deceased. Bob is survived by his 10 children, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, his partner Claudia Schinn, and his sister Bernadette Salinger. One of the best attributes of Bob was how he welcomed with an open heart and open arms all of his extended family members. Bob’s career spanned generations. He started early in the computer industry which provided the opportunity for his family to live in many different states. In 1968, when his career landed him in Los Altos, CA, he decided to make this his forever home. He was an executive at Varian before he started his own key punch operator business. After that, Bob returned to school where he earned his CPA license in 1979. Bob continued with his CPA business until his retirement. Bob relished his volunteer time at the Kiwanis Club where he held many positions, including President.
One of his greatest pleasures was working at the Kiwanis Christmas tree lot each year. Bob also enjoyed the friends he made at the Widow and Widowers Club where he met his final partner. Bob was a kind, intelligent, humble man with a remarkable sense of humor. He is known for his love of reading, great storytelling, bowling, playing bridge, and love of history. He truly lived the joie de vivre. He was a world traveler, but loved nothing more than a delicious meal with a fine glass of wine, surrounded by the company of family and friends. Bob was a joy to be around and we were so fortunate to have this wonderful man for our father. He truly was the “Dad of all Dads.” He will be deeply missed and our love for him lives on. A future graveside ceremony is planned for July 14, 2021.