August 14, 1927 ~ February 7, 2009
Robert B. Petersen, an 81 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2009 in his Redondo Beach home. He was born in Hermosa Beach and lived his entire life in Redondo Beach. Robert served in the Army Air Force during WWII and had a 40-year career as an auditor and administrator with the California State Board of Equalization. He was a well-known rail fan and a historian of the Pacific Electric Railway System, having written a book on it in the year 2000. He was a long time member of several railroading organizations and the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge since 1956.
He is survived by his brother, Harry Petersen, of Redondo Beach as well as his nephew Richard (Carol) Petersen, and their son Kevin of Torrance, his great-niece Lynette Rice and great-nephew Jeff Petersen. Graveside services will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach at 11:00 A.M. Friday February 13, 2009.
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