March 28, 1934 ~ October 18, 2011
Robert Eugene Rea passed away peacefully with family by his side on October 18, 2011. He was born on March 28, 1934 in Mangum, Oklahoma. He was a graduate of UCLA and was employed by TRW for 34 years as a Systems Engineer. Robert is survived by wife of 53 years, Georgiana Rea; son Michael Cannon Rea and wife Christina; and daughter, Cheryl Lynn Marzano and husband Jeff. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Derrick Robert Marzano, Aaron Cannon Rea, Kristina Rose Rea, and Gretchen Molly Rea; and two brothers, David Rea and wife Masako, and Thomas Rea and wife Jeanne. Robert is mourned by many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oll Cannon Rea and Gladys Marie Rea, and brother, Arthur Merritt Rea. He was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed. The memorial service for him will be held Sunday, October 30, at 3:30pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in memory of Robert Rea to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 301 Avenue D, Redondo Beach, California, 90277.
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