Jensen, Robert L. “Bob” Long time Redondo Beach resident passed away peacefully on October 4, 2007 after a very long illness. Bob was the son of William and Ann and was born on September 30, 1946 in Whittier, CA and is survived by his wife, Gloria, his Mother Ann, Sister Judy, Daughters Francene, Christene and Jeanne with 6 grandchildren, Claire, Max, Gwen, Mason, Mara and Wesley, plus numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and many, many friends plus his cat Kali. Bob was predeceased by his father William, sister Betty and step dad William. Bob spent his career of over 38 years with Southern California Edison and retired on September 29, 2006. His many years of service began as a pole climber and ended as Director of Public Affairs. He was a member of the El Segundo Chamber and Rotary as well as the Redondo Chamber and Rotary as past president. He was recently a member of the San Pedro Elks. Bob loved his football and baseball and played both while at La Habra High and Whittier College. He was a major fan of USC and our local Dodgers and Angels. He had many favorite spots, such as Tony’s on the pier, the Blue Moon when it was opened and of course the Bull Pen in Redondo Beach, which gave him many hours of laughter and joy with his many friends there. He loved to travel and has visited many places over the years. His favorite travel was cruising. A Memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on October 18, 2007 between 2 and 5 pm.

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  1. I met Bob in December of 1988 when I started with SCE. I became his Admin. Asst. in 1990, left the department…came back and worked for him again in 1997. I left the company in 1999, came back in 2002 and again working as an Admin. Asst. under him in 2005 until he retired. This shows that either I’m a glutten for punishment or he’s the “Best Boss” ever. He was the best boss to work for and I will truly miss him. My prayers are with his family.

  2. I was doing Employee Contributions 1 year for the Inglewood Service Center. We had a volunteer event with the Special Olympics on a Saturday Morning in Temple City, CA. We had to be there at 6:00am…Bob Jensen arrived early that morning to help out and that really made my day.

  3. My dear Gloris I am saddened by Bob’s passing, but know he is now longer in pain. He gave it a hard fight. I’ll pray for you. Love, Helen

  4. Gloria, I’m sending you many hugs and kisses and prayers to give you strength in these very hard times. Bob was so very blessed to have you in his life & he will look over you for many years to come. Love you, Anna

  5. Gloria: I am so sorry to hear that Bob has passed. It has been a tuff road for you both. Bob is now in a better place with no pain and you have many friends to rely on; make no mistake. If there is a time you need to talk, cry or just get angry, you know I’m always there for you. Big Hugs and Lots of Love The other Gloria

  6. Bob was a true and steady friend thoughout our many years of association working together through the ES Chamber, Rotary and many community projects. He was a man of few words but when he spoke, he was one to listen to. Julia and I are going to truly miss him.

  7. Gloria, while I was Bob’s assistant in Long Beach I grew instantly to love and adore working for this very knowledgeable man. We laughed and we worked hard side by side. I appreciated and felt lucky to have a boss like him. He told me the story of “Sunshine”…so I would tell him “Good Morning Sunshine”. Sunshine was truly loved and adored by many. I will miss him dearly and will always cherish getting to know him in a special way an assistant can, because it’s a special working relationship. We’re lucky when we are blessed to have worked for a man like Bob! I missed him with I left Metro, but we kept in touch! I am a better person just knowing Bob, I will always keep him special in my heart! Deborah Lynn Coronel

  8. I met Bob in the late 60’s. I remember his beige color VW bug. I used to sit in the back seat while he would cart us all around. I lost touch with Bob. I decided to do some investigating and was able to locate him again around 2004. I met his wife, Gloria, who is a wonderful lady. My husband and I and some other high school friends of Bobs went to dinner at Tony’s on the pier and had planned on going to dinner again in January of 2007. Unfortunately, I received a call from Gloria stating that Bob was in the hospital. He was a fighter, but how long can a body hold out? Bob was a “GREAT” guy and will be missed. Gloria, You are an “ANGEL.” Bob was so blessed to have you in his life. Linda Johnson

  9. Bob and I met at La Habra High School. Bob was a football star for our school and yet we met in Mr. Dunton’s Chorus class, in the Bass section. After graduation, we didn’t see each other again until I came home from the service. My future wife and I spent Thanksgiving with Bob that year doing one of Bob’s favorite things, watching football. The years went by and we lost touch, until my wife got us all back together in 2004. Where? Tony’s on the Pier. We were all older, but we were the same people we were in High School and Bob was looking forward to retirement and spending all his time with Gloria. Our time together has been cut short and we will miss you Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  10. Gloria, I was very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I met Bob in 1969 when he hired on with SCE. We were groundmen together in Santa Ana and worked together off and on for over 29 years in various areas of the South Bay. I am sure Bob is in a better place. May God be with you in your time of grief.

  11. Gloria although I did not personally know Bob It is obvious from reading his obituary that with his successes in his career and family connections that he was a MAN AMONG MEN. You have my deepest sympathy.

  12. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Gloria. I was an old friend of Bob’s, having resided in The Village for many years. It is to bad he didn’t get to enjoy his retirement. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all his family. Ame

  13. Gloria, Bob was one of Edison’s voices. We will remember his stature, integrity, commitment and dedication. After his retirement, Bob stopped by Lighthipe Sub and spent some quality time with us in Long Beach. May God hold you and your family close. As God’s peace and understanding strengthens you, may Bob’s treasure chest memories fill your heart and give you comfort. With Deepest Sympathy, God bless you and your family.

  14. I was very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing Bob through SCE, where we served our lineman apprenticeship together. We worked on the same crew for most of our apprenticeship. Throughout our SCE careers (both 38 years), we kept in touch and called each other as we achieved promotions or reached significant milestones. Bob was the first one to call me when I was promoted to Manager of Corporate Safety and always offered me sound advice. I will truly miss Bob and wish the best for his family.

  15. My deepest sympathy and heart felt feelings go out to the Jensen Family. Bob, “thanks for all your help while I was in Long Beach.” Rest in peace.

  16. Bob: Oh so many good times. We smiled and laughed…..and there were times we were simply amazed at what we were seeing on the athletic fields of competition. Godspeed. Craig

  17. Dear Gloria, While I worked for Bob at SCE Public Affairs as a Region Manager, he always told me to slow down and relax a bit. I now apppreciate that advice, as I know life is so precious and we do need to slow down and appreciate it before it’s too late. Bob always gave me helpful advice and I know he was always looking out for the professional and personal interest of his staff. I was so sorry to learn of his illness so shortly after his retirment, and his ultimate passing. My heart breaks for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. My most sincere condolences to Bob’s family. He was an amazing person who was widely loved and respected. I first met Bob when I was a new inexperienced public affairs person for another company. He saw I had a lot to learn and took me under his wing. I will never forget his mentorship and friendship, his generosity of experience, time and advice, his leadership, and his genuine love of life. Losing him is so hard. We can only cope by knowing that he is at peace.

  19. Dear Gloria – Please accept my condolences on “Uncle” Bob’s passing. I only met him at family functions in the past 6 years, but he always struck me as a great guy, and you two nade an obviously happy couple. I am sure he considered himself lucky to have a supportive lady like you. I am sorry I am not able to be there in person, but Lori and I figured it would be better if I stayed home with our Elizabeth, who, at 3 and a half, can be somewhat of a handfull to travel with. Stay strong and please let myself or Lori know if we can help in any way. Sincerely, Kevin McGuinness

  20. My condolences to all of Bobs’ family and friends.He was a great friend, a wonderful person,and I am blessed to have been a part of his life for so many memorable years. Ron Petch

  21. Bob was my cousin; by mom being his dad\’s little sister. Was sad to hear of his passing; which I only found out about a bit ago. My parents never mentioned much about the family and the last time I saw Bob was when he was a teenager. Found this obituary doing family research and would love to have contact with my Aunt Ann or one of the daughters to connect as family.

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