Robert
Hollis, Robert E., a 55 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at 81. He was an army veteran. Dr. Hollis was a graduate of UCLA's first medical school class and practiced pediatrics in Torrance for 32 years. Bob was an avid backpacker, skier, sailor, cyclist, ham radio operator, woodworker, and tinkerer in all things mechanical and electronic. He was an extraordinary man who will be dearly missed. Dr. Hollis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Harriett Hollis; five daughters, Jennie (Dan Peterka) Hollis, Laura (Miki) Fujitsubo, Betty (Tom) Tanaka, Diana Hollis, Carol (David) Romero; 11 grandchildren; and his sister, Lois Palmer. The family will host a celebration of his life in the coming months.

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  1. Dear Hollis family I AM TRULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I USED TO WORK AT PEDIATRICS ASSOC. HE WAS SUCH A NICE MAN, AND YOU ARE SUCH A NICE FAMILY. I AM SURE HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. KAY CAMP

  2. We met you very briefly over fifteen years ago, when you moved from your family home on Ferncreek. We have never forgotten how, when it was tough to meet the price of the house, you kindly took the offer from our family, a younger version of your own. Our kids have begun to move out to live on their own, but we will always remember your kindness to us turning to our blessing to be here. May God bless you and the memory of Dr. Hollis.

  3. I am heartbroken and yet so greatful to have had the best role model ever. My dad was a great man. He was everything a man, dad, grandpa, husband, and doctor should be.. patient, kind, humble, consistent, intellegent, helpful, loyal, fun, adventurous. I miss him everyday.

  4. Dr.Hollis was appointed as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine in 1959/1960. His latest status with UCLA was Honorary Professor, Voluntary status. His work was appreciated by all that had the privilege to learn from him. I wish the famly our condolences and best wishes. Pam Shea, Administrator, Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

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