May 19, 1929 ~ June 12, 2005
Barber, Robert (Bob) Joseph
Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 12 in Torrance, CA. Bob was born May 19, 1929 in Revere, MA. Bob is our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and will be sorely missed. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Donna; son & daughter-in-law, Scott and Jeannie Barber of Palmdale, CA; daughter, Sherry Doyle of Highlands Ranch, CO; grandchildren, Lisa Barber, Sean Barber & Kristen Doyle; brothers, Frank Barber of Halifax, Nova Scotia, & Jack Barber of Estes Park, CO. Bob is also survived by sister-in-law, Lynnette Dowdy of Escondido, CA; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Skip Long of Rio Rancho, NM; nieces Heather Torgerson and Shelby Long and nephew Chad Long. Bob spent his childhood in Montreal, Canada. He returned to the US at 18 and joined the Army. Bob spent 39 years of dedicated service in the US Army; 4 years in active service and 34 years in the reserves. He served in the Korean War during 1950/51 in Division of the 3rd Infantry, where he received the Bronze Star for Valor and 2 Purple Hearts. Bob retired from the US Army as Command Sergeant Major. Bob also retired in 1993 from Hi-Sheer Corporation in Torrance after 38 years of service as Vice-President of Quality Assurance and retired as Vice-President of Operations. Bob was a Mason and belonged to the Santa Monica Lodge. A gathering of family and friends with visitation will be held Monday, June 20, 2005 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance, with Funeral Services beginning at 2:00 P.M. in the Mortuary's Chapel. A reception at the mortuary will immediately follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 3:00 P.M to 5:00 PM. Graveside services with full military honors will be held Wednesday, June 22 at 11:30 A.M. at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA, Staging Area #3. In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to the Hospice @ Torrance Memorial Hospital.
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