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Robert Dean Pauley, a 70 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in Torrance, CA. Born in Kansas City, MO, Bob was 76 when he died. He served in the Navy, had a passion for fishing, and loved to work with his tools in the garage. Bob is survived by his wife of 37 years, Dorothy Pauley of Torrance, CA; son Keith (Theresa) Pauley of Yorktown, VA; sister Eulene Hearne of Edin, OK; four grandchildren: Lynsey, Mandy, Josh, and Jimmy; aunts; nieces; and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Elsie and Floyd Pauley. A gathering of family and friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Saturday November 9, 2013 from 8-10am with a Service beginning at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society for the Protection of Animals.

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  1. Thank you Bob for the great memories we had with you, Dot and Lucy and the wonderful food (should say smoked fish). Things will not be the same with out you. Bob you always knew when I did not bring lunch with me. You always had something for me to eat or to take home with me for my husband and my mom.
    We had a wonderful friendship because of you. (need to include Lucy with that) Because that is how me met and became friends.
    You will always be in our hearts forever. We already miss your kindness, smile and love for animals.
    R.I.P. Mr. “BOB” Pauley (a.k.a. Pauley)
    Love you,
    Jack, Paula, Irene and Soto

  2. DEAR GOOD NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND, I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOUR MILLION DOLLAR SMILE, YOUR BLUE SHIRT THAT YOU WORE ALL THE TIME AND YOUR SIGNATURE FOOT SANDALS AND OF COURSE LUCY ALWAYS BY YOUR SIDE LIKE SHE WAS YOUR SHADOW. I ENJOYED OUR CONVERSATIONS THAT WE HAD ABOUT OUR DOGS THAT WE LOVE SO MUCH AND THE PASSION OF WILD LIFE THAT YOU WERE SO FOND OF. YOU WERE SO KIND AND THOUGHTFUL ALWAYS THERE WHEN I NEEDED A FRIEND TO TALK TO. WHEN I WAS UPSET YOU WOULD ALWAYS SAY TO ME” JUST CHILL” EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY.
    GOOD BYE MY FRIEND, SPARKY AND BECKY WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS

  3. I will always remember coming by on our 11:00 break with Paula and playing with Lucy, picking the roses, and feeding the turtles. I will always remember that even when I came by with Chuck on a weekend, Lucy would start howling and getting all excited because she knew my car. There was that time too, when I came by and found that the window in the living room was missing and Bob was not around. I was frantic thinking Lucy had gotten out and drove around the neighborhood looking for her. Bob finally came home and Lucy was still inside and I stayed to help him put the window in. I can never thank you enough for letting me take Lucy out for her walk. It was always the highlight of my day. I could not ask for a better break. We will be back around Thanksgiving and plan to drop by to see Dot and Lucy.
    Love in Christ,
    Sheila & Chuck
    (in Norman, OK)

  4. To our long time friend and neighbor. I was very sad to hear of your passing. We have been neighbors for 20 years and I’ve seen the good times and the bad, you have always been a part of our lives, my children knew that if they needed something and I was not home they can always run to Bob’s and Bob will make sure everything is alright. You and Dotty had been very helpful and kind to us, when Chad had an accident and I was 50 miles away all I did is call you and within seconds you were there to help Charles. The kids enjoyed the turtles, you fixed anything I needed fixed with my house or the recent bar-b-q installation. All I needed is to stand over my fence and call your name out. The tomatoes and the figs you and Dotty would put aside for me and anything you grew in your backyard. Any food I gave you was always appreciated, I could honestly say that you are the father figure in my life. I’m so happy that Lucy came around cause those lonely days you had when Dotty went to visit her family was not fun. Lucy became your best friend, she was always there to walk with you and Dot, always there to play with you and sat on the porch when you are out talking to friends. When Chad found out that you were gone, him and Maranda were sad, “He was a great guy” he said, ” I will miss him a lot” . We all will miss you a lot, your strong headed personality, who will do anything for any body, will feed the hungry (friend or foe), you never had to think twice when it comes to helping – but boy…don’t piss Bob off, you do not want him mad. I will always admire that about you. So long great neighbor, I will miss our talks, I will miss seeing you out on that porch and I’m sure Dotty and Lucy would give anything to have another day with you. We know that you are in a better place, the pain is gone, you can breathe better and take long walks. Look after Dotty and Lucy, put in a good word for us so when we see you in heaven I hope we can be neighbors again.
    Love lots,
    Amy, Vince, Charles, Malinda, Maranda and Chad

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