Robert ‘Bob’ Jarecki

Retired Napa Police Department Captain Bob Jarecki unexpectedly passed away on July 23, 2014, at the age of 74. Bob was born to Leo and Clara (Ziemba) Jarecki on Sept. 3, 1939, in Lexington, Nebraska, and he grew up in Omaha, Nebraska.

Bob graduated from Omaha’s South High School in 1957. In 1958, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After Basic Training he was sent to cryptography school and then assigned to Skaggs Island Naval Communication Station in Sonoma County. In 1961 he served at the Adak Naval Operating Base on Adak Island in Alaska. Following his military service, Bob was hired by the Napa Police Department in 1962.

In 1993, Bob retired as captain of the Napa Police Department after 32 years of service. Following retirement, Bob served as an investigator for the Napa County District Attorney’s office, and in his spare time, enjoyed his lifelong passion for horse racing.

Bob attended the Diablo Valley Police Academy; he received an “A A” from Napa Junior College, and a “BA” from Golden Gate University. Bob was also a graduate of the National FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

While in the Navy, Bob met and married his wife of 54 years, Shirley Ann Robertson. Bob leaves behind his wife and three children, Mike (Mary), Steve (Debbie), and Sharon (Dave) Quick; as well as six grandchildren, Riley Jarecki, Ashley (Kris) Jarecki Lovekamp, Garrett Jarecki, Josephine Jarecki, DJ and Elizabeth Quick; step-granddaughters Stacey and Jen Quick; and a brother, Allen Jarecki of Omaha, Nebraska.

Bob’s dog, Reggie, a faithful companion, will miss their daily walks at Alston Park.

It was Bob’s wish that there not be a service.

Rest in peace.

You are missed, and we all love you.

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