My grandfather will always be a great man
I am writing this letter to you about my grandfather, Robert Ubhoff, who is recently deceased.
My grandfather was very involved in the Marysville community, as well as other areas of the United States and overseas.
My grandfather was a paratrooper in World War II, he toured North Africa, Italy, and parachuted into France on D-Day, then marched through Belgium to the Netherlands and Germany. He left the Army honorably in 1946.
A resident of Marysville since 1958, together he and his wife Carol raised nine children here. He was an electrician by trade, but was also an international contractor. He served on the Marysville Planning Commission and was a co-founder of the Explorers Division of Marysville Fire Department. He helped build Bullards Bar Dam, PAVE PAWS system at Beale Air Force Base, an electrical plant and grid station in Southern California and Israeli Military Base in Israel.
He was responsible for the Boy Scout camp being rebuilt and sat on the board of directors and inspection committee for Boy Scouts of America. He was an active member of Boy Scouts of America and was affiliated with the organization for 20 years. He was troop leader for all six of his sons in Boy Scouts and sponsored Campfire Girls through three daughters.
He received every award, citation, certificate, honor and patch available to obtain from Boy Scouts, including the exclusive Silver Beaver award. He also received certificates and citations from the president of the United States and the Israeli government. He was also a wounded veteran who received the Purple Heart and was a highly decorated soldier.
He was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and Disabled American Veterns. Throughout my grandfather's life he saw many historical events, nationally as well as locally. I feel my grandfather helped shape our community through the years and helped make our area a better place to raise our families.
Born March 29, 1924, in San Francisco, he attended Cal Poly High School and Stanford University. Respectfully, my grandfather Robert Ubhoff will always be a great man in my eyes, and in the eyes of our community.