Robert was born in Long Beach, CA; graduated from Woodrow Wilson High and immediately enlisted in the Air Force; a career which spanned 23 years taking him to Japan, the Philippines, Guam and Vietnam as an in-flight mechanic on B52s and KC135s. While stationed at Forbes AFB in Topeka, KS he met and married his life’s partner Marilyn Shaw. Together the had 4 children. Dennis, Trudy, Wendy, and Kelly. All of whom survive him. They settled in Riverside in 1963 when he was stationed at March AFB. He retired in 1969 with the rank of SMSGT. He loved fishing and was an avid bowler. Besides his children, he is survived by his devoted wife of over 66 years, Marilyn, 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.