Robert "Bob" Ja
 Captain
 Dec 28, 2010


Robert Ja Bob was a loving husband for 50 years to Diana, treasured father of Nicole and Daniele Ja and her husband Val Huang to whom he was incredibly devoted to, and special grandfather of Ethan and Kyle Huang whom he cherished. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in his Hillsborough home of 30 years on Tues., Dec. 28, 2010 at the age of 75. His family includes Richard and his wife Patsy, Pauline and her husband Dr. Gary Lee, Jeanette and her husband Werner Yee, his beloved nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. He lived his extraordinary life within a loving circle of family and friends, respected and adored by all. Bob was born in Chinatown, SF to the late Wing Oy and Fay Lin Ja on Nov. 17, 1935. He lived his life with vivaciousness. He fulfilled his joy of flying planes as a commercial pilot for 27 years, retiring as a Captain for Northwest Airlines. He loved to travel and share the wonders of the world with Diana and his girls. He is remembered for his zest for life, bright spirit, and courage. He transformed life's most difficult challenges into opportunities for demonstrating the human capacity for selfless love, joy, laughter, and connection. A celebration of Bob's life will be at 12 noon on Sun., Jan. 2, 2011 at Sneider & Sullivan, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to the Stanford Cancer Center or the Coyote Point SPCA.