A celebration of life is planned Sept. 30 for Robert “Bob” Ijams, who passed away peacefully from pancreatic cancer on Aug. 31, 2007. He was 76 years old. He donated his body to the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
Bob was born April 3, 1931 in Oak Park, Ill. to Kermit Ijams and Louise Sterenberg. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, in 1958 with a BS in Physics and went to work at Lawrence Radiation Laboratories in Livermore before moving to South Lake Tahoe in 1970.
He loved Lake Tahoe, where he lived for more than 35 years and worked as a real estate broker.
He moved to southern California in 2005 to assist his aging aunt and to be closer to his family.
Bob is survived by his sons, Randall Ijams of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; Brad Ijams of San Jose, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Robin Ijams of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; grandchildren Christopher, Alexander, Abbie and Jared; sister Judy Redo, of San Francisco, Calif.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Sept. 30 in Southern California. Call (949) 322-2245 for further information.
Donations in his memory can be made to the League to Save Lake Tahoe, 955 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 or on the Web at http://www.KeepTahoeBlue.org.