Posted on January 14, 2021 by Sonoma Valley Solar
Robert (Bob) Dale Midgley Jr., surrounded by his loving household, handed peacefully within the early morning of Saturday, January 9, 2021.
Bob was born in San Francisco on July 23, 1966, to Robert Sr. and Velma Midgley. Bob was a proud Sonoman attending Prestwood, Altimira Jr. Excessive, and Sonoma Valley Excessive Faculty (Class of 84’). He attended Chico State (Delta Psi Delta) and obtained a B.A. in Bodily Schooling w/Trainer Preparation from Sonoma State College. Bob’s teaching and B.A. in Bodily Schooling ultimately led him again to SVHS the place he taught P.E., coached soccer and frolicked because the athletic director. On June 8, 1996, he married Stacey Ann Midgley [Walker]. They’ve two daughters, Kennedy and Kassedy.
Few who knew Bob know that he had a brief but profitable modeling profession. As a younger boy, he received a cutest child award earlier than he was 1 yr outdated in San Francisco and had his image prominently positioned within the Sacramento Bee for “boat security” earlier than the age of three. He additionally appeared in an Oscar Mayer Weiner industrial. Rising up in Sonoma he spent after-school hours on the Boys and Women Membership (on the Neighborhood Middle) the place he received “Boy of the Month” in October, 1976. As a toddler he performed youth soccer, Little League and Babe Ruth baseball, CYO basketball, and Pop Warner soccer. In highschool Bob was on the wrestling and soccer groups incomes a number of recognitions together with the Redwood Empire Excellent Athlete award for highschool soccer. He continued taking part in soccer at SRJC and Sonoma State, with the glory of teaching at Sonoma State his senior yr. His love of sports activities and compassion for youth led him simply to a profession that allowed him the chance to share his passions and experience together with his household and the group that he cherished.
Bob’s instructing and training actions for over 25 years in Sonoma touched the lives of all who knew him, nevertheless it was Sonoma’s youth who had been blessed, as he equated sports activities, significantly soccer, with life. He molded and guided younger women and men by means of his teaching and his Preventing Irish tattoo was a logo of his willpower. He was a trainer by means of and thru and emphasised to his college students to observe their desires with ardour, power and stamina, igniting a spark of excellence in each certainly one of them. Bob knew his profession selection was going to make a distinction to the folks he had contact with and he inspired his colleagues to observe his lead and provides unconditionally whereas working with all their college students; particularly ones with particular wants. He cherished his occupation and handled his colleagues like household. You didn’t know Bob till you acknowledged the dimensions of his coronary heart. Bob was extraordinarily grateful that he had the alternatives to teach his daughters and niece in softball and his nephew (Matthew) in soccer. He discovered a lot pleasure as a coach and later as a spectator on the video games and tournaments. His household says he was solely sad when he misplaced a soccer sport.
Bob is survived by his spouse Stacey, his daughters Kennedy and Kassedy, father Robert Sr. (Carolyn) and mom Velma Midgley of Sonoma; sister Gina Midgley (Cameron); Sister In-law Terri Howell, (John); Candace Walker and Brother In-law AJ Walker. Nieces and nephew Christopher, Matthew, Meghan and Jaecob. Bob’s Grandparents Paul and Mary Schindler; John and Connie Church, Will and Norma Midgley preceded him in dying.
As a result of present pandemic, a Celebration of Life will occur at a later date. Go to CaringBridge.org for all updates and extra data. Donations will be made on to the Midgley household. The funds can be used for the ladies’ schooling and a scholarship in Bob’s title. Donations may also be made to the Hospice By The Bay.
Our household needs to thank our pals, colleagues and the Sonoma group at giant on your simple love and help throughout this time. Although dying leaves a heartache nobody can heal, love leaves a reminiscence nobody can steal. Bob has left us with so many reminiscences that we are going to all cherish. Although cliche, the world was a significantly better place with him in it.