Robert  Standring

Robert Standring

Wednesday, November 16th, 1938 - Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Robert “Bob” C. Standring
Age 80
Resident of Lakeside, CA
Died April 17, 2019 in San Diego, CA of natural causes

Bob Standring was born November 16, 1938 in Rhode Island to Marie and John Standring.
Bob’s family moved to El Cajon, Ca in 1947 and he lived in San Diego’s East County until his death. Bob was an accomplished accordion player, graduate of El Cajon Valley High School and 1957 Cadet of the Year for Grossmont Union High School District. At 17 he lied about his age to join the Army Reserves. Once discovered, he was booted out and convinced his parents to let him join the United States Marine Corps. A proud Leatherneck, Bob was part of a tank battalion at Camp Pendleton.

Bob joined the El Cajon Police Department in 1959 and enjoyed a stellar 32-year career, retiring in 1991 as Police Captain. In his heyday, he was often mistaken for Paul Newman.
Bob had many social interests including WWII History, his weekly retired “Cops Lunch” at Marechiaro’s in El Cajon, the El Cajon Elks Lodge 1812 (especially Taco Tuesday), and a long-standing Sunday night meet-up with his model train group, the Coyote Pass. A highlight of his retirement was his visit to Europe, especially Germany, to meet some online friends, trade police patches, and see the places that were significant in American history. If Bob were to be remembered for anything it should be his family, service to country and community and his patriotism.

Bob raised 5 children - Laura Koval, Kelly Standring-Ragan, Scott Standring, Linda Cote and Robin Kelsey, has five grandchildren -Ryan Standring, Alexa Evans, Maddison Evans, Piper Cote, and Kelly O’Connell and 2 great grandchildren - Brayden Standring and Rylee Standring. He is also survived by his brother Ernest Standring and former wife, Gail P. Standring.

Bob will be laid to rest at the mausoleum at Singing Hills Cemetery in El Cajon, Ca on April 27, 2019 at 1:30PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in his name for veterans, police or police dog, or the Shriners charities
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  • Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 2:00pm
    East County Mortuary Chapel
    374 N. Magnolia Ave.
    EL CAJON, CA 92020
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  • Interment

    Singing Hills Memorial Park
    2800 Dehesa Road
    EL CAJON, CA 92019
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Matthew Baumann

Posted at 09:24pm
I knew Bob from the Sunday nights on the CP&N model railroad. Bob and I operated on the Railroad together many times. I always enjoyed our talks when we would take lengthy breaks together. I would sent him emails daily and we talked politics many times. I will miss him immensely and my wife and I offer our condolences to you and the whole family.

Barbara McGlothlin

Posted at 10:20am
Rest in peace my true friend.

Michelle Carmichael

Posted at 02:11pm
I will always have the fondest memories of Bob and my Dad, Gary O’Gorman. They could be very serious but cracking you up the next minute. I’ll always treasure my memories uof Bob.


Posted at 01:42pm
Uncle Bob, you were a great uncle. I enjoyed being around you and talking with you. I respected your career. You made a great family with Gail.
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