Obituary: Robert Alger

January 31, 1950 ~ February 4, 2021

Robert Alger, better known as Rob, Bob and Uncle Bob, passed away Thursday February 4, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding at the age of 71. Rob was passionate about the things he believed in and loved the people he called “family.” Rob had a huge heart but it was not strong enough to survive his illness.

Rob was born January 31, 1950 to Barbara and Irving Alger and grew up as a “city boy” in the San Francisco bay area. He was a graduate of Lincoln Hig School, attended S.F State University and worked for the Nature Conservancy at the McCloud River Preserve. Once he retired from being an Air Balancer, he was able to live the rest of his life in the

Lakehead area as the “country boy” he always wanted to be. Rob’s happy place was in the mountains, sitting in nature with a drink, hors d’oeuvres and a cribbage board at hand waiting for his next victim!

Rob was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carol. He is survived by and was devoted to his brother John, his significant other of 18 years Jan DeHate, his niece and nephews: Ada, John and Dan, his great nieces: Adael, Ashlynn, and Brianna, many cousins and many lifelong friends that he considered his family.

In Lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Rob’s name to the American Heart Association. We will also be planting a bulb garden at Rob’s beloved family cabin in the Castella area. The bulbs will be purchased from Van Englelen Inc. and be planted for the 2022 Spring blooming season. Please send gift certificates from to:

Rob’s Bulb Garden C/O John Alger

PO Box 624 Manton, CA 96059

Posted online on February 24, 2021