He also was a member of the Army Special Service basketball team.
As a speaker of a number of languages he left a lasting impression with visitors that came to the Fort from all over the world and many stayed in touch after they left. Even with two Master's degrees he talked about working on an MFA. Quick witted and a consummate punster his knowledge and humor was legendary. A memorial service is scheduled for pm on Friday September 18, 2015, at Trinity Cathedral at 2620 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95816.
A reception and celebration of his life will be held immediately following 10/6/15 BRAAFLADT, Walter T.
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.
Born in Portland, Oregon on March 8th, 1957, Robert grew up in Carmichael and attended Encina High School where he was active in basketball, football, and baseball.
After high school, Robert served honorably in the US Army Nuclear Security program from 1975-1978 stationed in Germany.
His photographs can be found at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and in private collections.
He also enjoyed traveling throughout North and Central America, Africa, Europe, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. Bode belonged to Rotary International, Sierra Camera Club, Sacramento Delta Council and Photographic Society of America.
While working as a teacher, he graduated from what was then Sacramento State with a master's degree in education administration.