Chambers, Robert Dewayne a 27 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Torrance. Born in Marion, Indiana, Robert was 61 when he died. Robert had served in the Navy 1962 to 1965. He is survived by his Wife, Dana Chambers, Son, Nicholas Chambers, Brothers, David & Jim Chambers and Step-Mother, Marion Chambers. A gathering of family & friends will be Monday, June 5, 2006, 1:00 P.M. with The Service at 2:00 P.M. both at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society

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  1. I just found out today that Bob left us last summer. He was a colleague of mine. We met at the Wentworth Company. He was a very decent human being and held my highest respect. He will be truly missed. My heartfelt thoughts to his family. Susie Basanda

  2. Dear Dana and Nick, Mark, Ryan, Kristyn and I send our deepest sympathy. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Bob’s passing. You have both been in our prayers. As I looked at the tribute of Bob (by the way, Nick, you and your Dad looked the same as young boys), I remembered his wonderful smile and laugh! He really was such a warm, welcoming man. I hope the many fond memories you have shared as a family continue to sustain you as the days pass. He will be missed, but he was loved dearly. Fondly, Carol Kitabayashi and Family

  3. Dear Dana and Nick, I’m so very sorry and shocked to read of Bob’s passing. I graduated with Bob and his brother Steve from Wabash High School in 1962. He was a nice guy and I’m glad our paths crossed. Once in awhile, I would get a long dissertation out of him when a joke was circulated digging California. I received your automated reply this evening. We lost another classmate, Larry Keffaber, this past weekend. I will send out a note to the rest of our classmates tonight. Blessings, Ann Rowe WHS Class of 62

  4. I was so sad to learn just today (July 6) of Bob’s death. Bob and his brother were in my class in high school (1962 – it seems like such an age ago, yet in some ways only yesterday), and for years we had wondered where they had gone. Bob was at our last class reunion, everybody was so happy to see him, and I was looking forward to seeing him next year, too. I believe I worked with Marion at the Wabash County Hospital many, many years ago. Please ask if she remembers me, and give condolences and a great big hug from me. Our reunion next year will be lessened because of Bob’s absence. I am so glad we were able to meet up four years ago. Bob will be missed.

  5. I was sorry to hear of Bob’s death we are 1962 WSH class mates. I have told many people of his excitement at attending the last class reunion. It was the first he had attended and he had a great time renewing old friendships. I to was looking forward to possibly seeing him in 2007. He will be missed. Cherryl and I will keep Bob and his family in our prayers.

  6. It is with great sadness that I have learned of Bob’s passing. Bob, Steve, and I went to Wabash High School together and we graduated in 1962. We lived only about 4 blocks from each other and we were good friends during that time. I’ll always remember Bob as upbeat and jovial. He always loved a good joke and was great to be around. I send my condolences to all in Bob’s family. Sincerely, Les Harner

  7. Dana & Nick I am so sorry about your loss. Bob and I were immediate friends when we first met in the 80’s. We shared many things with each other. Amongst them were his love for his family. Bob was a gentleman and brought class and professionalism to his field. He always remembered who his true friends were. I was fortunate to have dinner with Bob in LA last year. I will share this news with the many friends Bob made throughout his career. We all share in your sorrow and the memories of knowing such a fine man.

  8. Dear Dana, I share your pain in this loss. I lost my husband three years ago to cancer (Greg’s birthday was July 20th and he had just turned 63). I work on the same floor Bob did in a different area where he was always referred to as “that nice guy across the hall.” I was shocked that he died so soon after he was diagnosed. If you would like meet for tea or coffee or just talk to me, my home phone is 310-376-4840. I live in Redondo Beach. I’m the person who told him about Billy’s Deli. My prayers are with you and yours. Annette

  9. Dana and Nick, Dennis and I were remembering the Whistler trip with fondness and looking back through the pictures. Dennis was recalling their golf outing to the Whistler Golf Course and what a beautiful afternoon it was…they weren’t able to play the last hole because it had gotten too dark to see so they headed over to the Dublin Gate Inn for dinner together and to rehash all 17 holes as only golfers can do. We’ll always remember Bob as one of the good guys who loved his family and friends. Love, Melissa and Dennis

  10. Dear Dana and Nick, My utmost sincere condolences. I cant believe that bob has passed away. I am in complete shock and truly at a loss for words. I will cherish our friendship forever. All my love to you both, Becky Pollack

  11. Dear Dana and Nick, Jack and I send our deepest sympathy to you both, We first met Bob in 1974 and have gathered so many memories through the years, please know that our hearts are with you, may your many many memories keep him close always

  12. Bob’s family I was deeply saddened by Bob’s unexpected death. He was married to my sister Vikki and he helped me through my challenging teen years. Latter on he supported when I joined the Army. After I had left the Army, I used him as a mentor to get myself through Cal Poly Pomona just as he had done. I went back into the Army for ten years after I graduated from college. The few times I was in Southern California, I always meant to look up Bob. Now, I wish I had done that. I will miss him dearly and will regret that I will not get the visit in that I have thought about for the last thirty years or so. I hope and wish that the Chambers’ family is doing well and I will pray for you during this most difficult time of yours. PS One thing I remember about Bob going to Cal Poly. He use to wear his Navy “P” coat to school and he thought that was so cool. He also put these bumpers on his 65 Volkswagen, called nurf bars, and he thought that was pretty slick too. Oh, I must mention the arguments we had over President Nixon. I thought he was the best and Bob said to my face that he was just a crook! Sincerely, Lance Koach 2701 NW 125thst Vancouver, WA 98685

  13. Dear Dana and Nick, I had the extreme pleasure of working with Bob at Boeing and feel very lucky to have shared some great moments with him. Bob will be truly missed by me and so many others. I am fortunate to have known him and am sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Phil Mathews

  14. Dear Dana and Nick, We are all very sad about your loss and cannot imagine what all three of you experienced during Bob’s last six weeks or how you — Dana and Nick — feel now. You have been in our prayers — at least six times as long as we were next door neighbors — and all three of you will continue to be in our prayers. It’s been 16 years since we lived next door in Torrance at 1915 West 230th St. You and Bob are among the best neighbors we ever had. We have missed you ever since we moved back to Missouri in 1990. As good friends, we would all talk amiably about whatever was on our minds and did so frequently, as one of us would spot another in our yards. The last time we recall going somewhere all together, we (Bill, Ginny, Beth-13, Janet-9, and Sarah-3) went with you (Bob, Dana, and Nick-4) to Bob’s favorite frozen yogurt parlor in Torrance. Bill also remembers occasions, when Bob and he took Nick and the Blackburn girls to Sur La Brea Park, which was maybe five blocks south of our homes. We all remember watching Nick and Sarah riding around our yards in Nick’s Little Red Jeep and Bob telling Bill that Nick also had his eyes on Janet. They were all adorable. Beth says Nick was the best youngster for whom she ever baby sat. Nicholas, Sarah and Janet were the first children she watched over, as baby sitter. Beth would sit for 10 to 20 more children during our first four years in Florissant, Missouri, as she was in high school. Yet, Nick was the best behaved. Bob is still watching over you. He’s just doing so a little closer to the Lord. God bless you everyone. Love, Bill & Ginny

  15. Dear Dana and Nick, I was so saddened to learn about Bob’s passing. I know that this is a tremendously difficult time and i would like to be of help if possible. Please don’t hesitate to call me for ANYTHING. I have always known Bob with a smile on his face. I am sure that he will be missed greatly. My deepest condolences, Jill De Forest

  16. Dear Dana, Nick, Marion, David, and Jim My condolences to all. Bob, his brother Steve, and I were good friends during our high school years. We did a lot of crazy stuff together. Bob had a great sense of humor and kept his friends laughing. Our paths divided after high school, but I truly enjoyed renewing our friendship at the last class reunion. I will include Bob in my prayers.

  17. To my dear friends Dana and Nick, How do we as friends deal with a blow like this, our hearts sunk as I read Bob the card. From our family to yours, please know that our prayers are for your pain to pass, and to only remember the great times you have enjoyed as a family. We are so sorry for the loss of a good man. Dana, I will be in touch. Kathleen Roby

  18. Dana & Nick, We were deeply saddened to hear the news of Bob’s passing. We felt a real connection with your family as our son’s are the same age. It was always so nice exchanging Christmas cards to share news about Derek and Nick. Bob was a good person, loving husband and father. It was obvious from your pictures that he was so proud of you both and loved you so much. We pray you find strength in knowing that your love is eternal and that he will always be with you. God Bless You Both, The Reese Family – Jannie, Michael and Derek

  19. Mary Ann and Ron Franz wish to express their deepest sympathy to Bob’s family. Bob will be remembered in our prayers.

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