This then led him to the Yolo County Environmental Health Department, where he worked for many years.
However, his most cherished accomplishment was his family, as husband to wife Annette and father to Alec and Gianna.
His photographs can be found at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and in private collections.
After graduation, he spent a year as a Fulbright scholar in Antigua.
He also was a member of the Army Special Service basketball team.
He later coached at Encina and Rio Americano High Schools from 1978-1990, successfully taking the Encina football team to the playoffs in 1985.
He is also survived by his mother Audrey Mistretta of Sacramento, sister Debbie Bingham, niece Cheyenne Bingham, and father Chuck Bingham, all of Texas.
Robert’s devotion to family, friends, and community left an indelible mark for everyone who knew his laughter, caring demeanor, and hopeful vision of life.