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Robert Stanaland
July 7, 1928 – December 19, 2020 • Citrus Heights, California
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Robert “Uncle Bob” Stanaland, age 92, passed away at his home in Citrus Heights on December 19, 2020. Bob was born in Roseville, CA, on July 7, 1928, to George and Viola Stanaland.
Bob went into the Navy at 17, and served proudly on the USS Tortuga in WWII. He met his loving wife, Rae Marie, when he was 19, and married on September 19, 1948, in Carson City, Nev. They lived in Citrus Heights for over 60 years. Bob was well known throughout the community, and was the first honorary mayor of Citrus Heights.
Bob worked in and around the tile industry for over 60 years, and became one of the most respected and knowledgeable in his field, capping off his career as the tile inspector for Northern California. His passion for his family, his friends, and his work, will always be remembered by those who knew him.
Robert “Uncle Bob” Stanaland
“Bob Stanaland was a respected tile inspector in the greater Sacramento area,” said Martin Brookes, President both of NTCA and Heritage Marble & Tile, Inc., Mill Valley, Calif. “I talked with him last year, and he was still active in doing inspections. He always offered common sense solutions and was a wealth of information of installation practices. He will be greatly missed.”

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Laurie, and his sisters, Betty, Vida, Jeanie, Marilyn, and Patty. He was also preceded in death by his beautiful granddaughter Erica. Bob is survived by children Donna Lantz and husband Sam of Rio Linda, Robert Stanaland and wife Linda of Granite Bay, Carolynn Porter and husband Robert of Citrus Heights, Daniel Stanaland and wife Diana of Citrus Heights, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews all who loved him very much.
Bob was laid to rest beside his adoring wife of 67 years, Rae Marie, on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Sylvan Cemetery in Citrus Heights, Calif., The family held a celebration of Bob’s life in July of 2021.