Charles Robert “Bob” Sievers was born in Los Angeles to Edna Smith and Charles Augustus Sievers on October 11, 1924. He was raised in Santa Monica, attending St. Monica Catholic School, Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica College.
When he was just 17, along with his entire basketball team from Samohi, he went down to the recruiting center and joined the Navy. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War ll. When he returned, Bob began working at Fisher Lumber in Santa Monica, eventually owning the company as well as Malibu Lumber.
Bob married the love of his life, Carol Swanson, on July 6, 1947. They settled in Pacific Palisades in 1952 where they raised five children.
Bob was an active member of the community. In addition to his involvement in numerous charitable and service organizations, he was a founder of the Boys Club of Santa Monica.
Bob will be greatly missed by his children Susie Harrington, Nancy Jorgensborg (Erik), Kathy DiMeco (Robert), Jane Sievers, and Robert Sievers (Danielle). He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Kelly, Blake, Tyler, Christopher, Haley, Gina, Julie, Lisa, Nathan, Matthew and Nicholas, as well as 13 great-grandchildren and his sister Edna Ralston.
Bob will be most remembered for his deep love of family, his devotion, his faith, and his kindness and generosity to others.
There will be a rosary on Thursday, January 24, at 6 p.m. The funeral will take place on Friday, January 25, at 12 p.m. Both services will be held at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be make in Bob’s name to The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica at 310-390-4477 or to St. Josephs Center in Venice at 310-396-6468.
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