Jan. 4, 1955 -- June 24, 2003

Robert Jay "Bob" Van Meter, 48, of Oakdale died Tuesday at Sutter General Hospital, Sacramento.

Mr. Van Meter was a native of Modesto. He lived in Oakdale 10 years. He was a mechanic at Hershey's for 21 years.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Van Meter of Oakdale; children, Melissa DeRespini of Oklahoma, April Van Meter of Ripon and Tyler Van Meter of Oakdale; sisters, Cathy Rose of Oregon and Susan Wood of Modesto; mother, Myrtle Van Meter of Modesto; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one sister.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Community United Methodist Church, Oakdale. No visitation. Oakdale Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Remembrances may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, 95350.


From: The Modesto Bee,  CA - June 27, 2003


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