Robert F. Walch
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Robert F. Walch
  • November 22, 1941 - July 5, 2017
  • Del Rey Oaks, California

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Robert F. Walch passed away on July 5, 2017, after a battle with cancer. Born in St. Paul, MN, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in English.

Bob's teaching career spanned 39 years, 30 of those years at Carmel High School. In addition to teaching English, he coached the tennis and Academic Decathlon teams. He is remembered by his students for his caring nature, insistence on writing excellence and whimsical classroom.

A journalist for 40 years, Bob wrote countless articles and book reviews for publications on the Central Coast and throughout the country. He also wrote a weekly show for the local classical radio station, KAZU.

Mr. Walch is survived by his wife, Norma; sister, Judy Preuss and her husband, Jacob; daughters Heather Collins and her husband, John, and Jessica Maguire and her husband, John; and three grandchildren, "all above average" (Garrison Keillor).

"The fullness or emptiness of life will be measured by the extent to which a man feels that he has an impact on the lives of others. To be a man is to matter to someone outside yourself, or to some calling or cause bigger than yourself."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

At his request, no services will be held. Contributions in his name can be made to the Hospice of the Central Coast, 2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Suite D120, Monterey, CA 93940.

Arrangements under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, CA.