Robert E. Draklich ’54 died on February 12, 2010. Born in Fresno, Calif. on August 8, 1932, son of Nikoli and Rubie Draklich, Bob played football for and graduated from Santa Clara University. Upon graduation he entered the U.S. Army as an officer with the Honest John Field Artillery Unit in Germany. After becoming a stock broker with Merrill Lynch, Bob married his best friend, Colleen Burns, in 1962. Bob and Colleen lived in Fresno and joined the Fort Washington Country Club where he became a five-time Men’s Golf Club Champion. The Drakliches moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1970 to manage the Mitchem Jones Brokerage House. They became members of the Arizona Country Club where they met many dear friends and enjoyed very happy times. Bob retired from Piper Jaffray in 2004. His greatest joy was his many family and friends. Bob is survived by his wife; sons Scott and his wife Mae, Nick and his wife Dawn, and Mike and his wife Sarah; grandchildren Brandy, Samantha, Nicole, Brittney, Ashley, Taylor, Driana, Ashton, Anthony, and

Jake; and great-grandchildren Jackson and Ashlyn.

08 Nov 2018