Robert Burton McIvor

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Robert McIvor, entered peacefully into rest January 5, 2017 in Kelseyville, CA. Born August 31, 1930 in Mission San Jose, CA, he was 86 years old and a life long Fremont and Kelseyville Res. Bob was a well respected Mission San Jose hardware owner for over 50 years and a life long Mission San Jose Resident. He loved hardware, ranching and was happiest when helping or making a difference for his friends, community and customers. Bob graduated from Washington High School, class of 1948. Beloved husband to the late Pauline McIvor of Fremont, CA. Loving father of Karyn Calhoun of Jamestown; Barbara Auer and husband Al of Fremont, CA and Susan McIvor of Kelseyville, CA. Devoted Grandfather of Aaron and Andrea Auer, Rhiana and Dan Basinski, Robert and Jessica Stites and the late Kevin O'Connell. Bob was also the great grandfather to two loving great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service Tuesday, January 10th at 4:00 p.m. with visitation starting at 1:30 p.m. held at Berge-Pappas- Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA. Private family graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Hospice Services of Lake County, 1862 Parallel Dr., Lakeport, CA. 95453 or the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont, CA 94539.

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  1. Describe any problem to Bob, he’d go into the back of his mind, then the back of the hardware store to bring back just what you’d need to remedy the problem. Bob has been retired from his hardware store for some years, but our remark is still “Let’s go to Bob’s”, when we need anything even remotely hardware related. Our condolences to the family.

  2. Our Prayers and thoughts go out to the McIvor Girls Karyn, Barbara, Susan and their Families in this difficult time, and to let them know how thankful we are to have known Bob and had him as a Friend for so many years. Our Love and Prayers The Duby’s

  3. RIP Uncle Bob. You were a great man. So many memories and will cherish them forever. Prayers to Susan, Barbara and Karen.

  4. So sad to lose such a kind and generous man. Our prayers and condolences to all the McIvor family.

  5. Never got to be around you as much as I wish Uncle Bob, you were always a great person, anyway you’re back with Aunt Pauline, rest in peace, love you.

  6. My wife and I met Bob and Pauline shortly after we moved to Fremont in early 1982. Bob was an invaluable source of help/advice over the years. I always looked forward to asking Bob a question and having him provide an obvious (but not to me at first) solution.
    We miss them both.
    Our condolences to the McIvor family.

  7. Bob was a good man. He definitely earned his wings long before he was called home. His devotion to his family, MSJ community, and customers was felt by all of us who were blessed to know him.
    Our sincere condolences to his family.

  8. to the McIvor/ Auer family,
    our sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of possibly the dearest man anyone could get to know. always a kind word or a lending hand from the day we met over 20 years ago. always one to make an outsider feel welcome. never turned anyone down who needed help. those that had the chance to know him became better people because of him. i’m sure the memories are vast, but my personal favorite is when i would walk into the store early in the morn and Bob would say, “HEY UGLY, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO TODAY” ? on occasion we would sit on the wood bench in front of the store and have a casual conversation.(livin it up) Al,Barbara and Aaron, thanks for continuing Bobs’ legacy as my family will be forever grateful for the opportunities that you guys have provided.

    The Hancocks
    Brentwood, Ca.

  9. Our sincere condolences . Bob was a wonderful man . Here’s a quip from Bob that I always tell my nieghbors & friends when working on a plumbing job . Do you know how to tell the difference between a good plumber & a amateur ? By the amount of plumber’s putty they use . I”ll always be grateful to have known Bob & for the kindness he showed to me as a very young man , new to Fremont & clueless as a new home owner . Advise , tools loaned , referrals for the big repairs . Bob was just the best ! R.I.P. my friend .

  10. Mr. McIvor was always a help to me when I had a problem with something. If I needed a key done over the years he’d always say, ” if it doesn’t work, bring it back”, & always had a smile to. I always told my friends & neighbor’s when they had plumbing problems, go to McIvors on Washington & Ellsworth, they’ll help you with whatever you need. He was the type of person you wanted to go on forever. I have been disabled since 1999, but would send my two daughter’s & son in law up there when thing were needed. Fremont has lost a wonderful person. My condolences to the family.

  11. Our Family met Robert and his great Dad in 1953 after a move from Danville, CA
    to Washington Blvd, Mission San Jose. What a great and generous MAN. God
    Bless Bob and his wonderful Family. He will be missed greatly.
    Best regards,
    All the Riedy’s , Tim, Phil, Mike, Judy, Merry, Linda, Kathy, Margaret and all of
    our Family’s .


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