He was principal of Del Campo High School for 17 years, retiring in 1978. Bode had a strong interest in photography and shot pictures for two books written by his wife, Frances, who preceded him in death.
He also wrote a book, "The Floral Designer's Guide to Photography," and was the photographer for members of the Arrangers Guild.
His family wishes to invite everyone to celebrate his life on Sunday July 9th, 3pm, at the Encina High School gym, 1400 Bell Street, Sacramento.
A reception will immediately follow at the CSUS Alumni Center on the CSUS campus. BODE FORMER DEL CAMPO HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WAS WORLD WAR II PILOT AND INSTRUCTOR, AVID PHOTOGRAPHER AND WORLD TRAVELER Publication Date: December 22, 1995 Source: The Sacramento Bee Obituary: William T. The San Diego native served in the Army Air Forces during World War II as a pilot and flight instructor. In 1949, he received a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Bode was recalled to active duty after the Korean War broke out and was stationed at Mather Air Force Base.
He joined San Juan Unified School District in 1959 as dean of boys at Encina High School.
Shortly thereafter, he became vice principal at El Camino High School.
Friends are invited to bring a “story and song” to share as we remember Robert through his love of music. Bode, a longtime principal and administrator for the San Juan Unified School District and a former Air Force officer, died Dec. When the war ended, he returned to the reserves and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the 1970s. Bode taught photography and engineering in Tucson, Ariz., for about a year.
Donations may be made to the Robert Bingham Memorial Fund, Golden 1 Credit Union, P. He then returned to Sacramento to teach at James Marshall High School.
There as a docent in the Vaquero room he shared his vast knowledge of early California history. His writing classes in Sacramento and Davis were an important part of his life. Music was another talent of his with a beautiful singing voice and the ability to play many instruments. He inspired many, gave hope to many and was a true friend.
The world seems darker without this kind, humorous, loving man in it.
He was a loving husband and best friend of Sharon, a proud father to son David (Laura), stepson Douglas Calvert (Naomi), stepdaughter Jeray Huerta and in Santa Barbara stepchildren Becki Norton (Doug) and Daniel Hess.
This then led him to the Yolo County Environmental Health Department, where he worked for many years.
However, his most cherished accomplishment was his family, as husband to wife Annette and father to Alec and Gianna.