Robert "Bob" Bernhart LenzSeptember 14, 1949 ~ June 29, 2017 (age 67)
Bob passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. Born second child and eldest son to Jack and Wanda Lenz at Castle Air Force Base.
Bob graduated from Merced High School in 1967. He went on to graduate from UC Irvine and San Francisco State with a Masters in Education. He lived a full life with accomplishments too numerous to mention. He recently retired from Merced College after 34 years of service. During those years, Bob served the college and its students as a counselor, as director of the early Disabled Student Services, and later as Dean of Student Services.
Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Wanda Lenz, he is survived by sister Cathy (Ray) Gomez, brothers Larry (Norma) Lenz and Mike (Teri) Lenz, life partner Eileen Tanioka, stepchildren Stephanie and Mark (Monica) Tanioka, grandson Hiroshi Tanioka and many nieces and nephews
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home, in Merced. Rosary at Ivers and Alcorn 7/14/2017 at 7PM. Mass and memorial service at St. Patrick’s Parish, 671 E. Yosemite Ave, Merced 7/15/2017 at 9AM on Saturday, July 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to one’s favorite charity, in Bob’s name