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Robert B. Lease Sr.
May 16, 1926 July 24, 2009
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Robert B. Lease Sr. passed away on Friday, July 24, at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

He was 83 years old and lived in Escalon his entire life.  He was a hardworking, honorable man who was devoted to his family as well as being very committed to his community and his friends.

He lived a good life and left a good legacy, and his great-grandchildren were the true delights of his life.  He was a veteran of the Army.

Robert is survived by his son Douglas K. Lease of Susanville; his grandchildren Nathaniel Lease of Fremont, Thaddeus C. Lease of Oakdale and Justin R. Lease of Manteca; his great-grandchildren Brent E. Lease of Fremont and Emily E. Lease of Fremont; and his siblings Clifton Lease of Ripon and Lorraine Robinson of Modesto.  He was preceded in death by his wife Dena Lease and their son Robert B. Lease Jr.

His memorial service will be on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. at Saron Lutheran Church 1730 North Street in Escalon with burial following at Burwood Cemetery.  Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel, Escalon with an online register book available at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, July 29, 2009