April 19, 1925 ~ July 25, 2007
Robert E. Vanderlip, a 50 year resident of Palos Verdes Peninsula, passed away on July 25 at the age of 82. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY where he was president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, joined the Naval ROTC and was commissioned in the Navy. He returned to RPI after World War II to earn bachelor degrees in both Mechanical and Management Engineering. He also earned an MBA at the University of Buffalo.
Bob worked as an engineer, taught at both Penn State and Notre Dame University, and eventually became an executive officer in several companies, the last as President and CEO of the Ticor Printing Group, Inc.
After a honeymoon trip to Southern California with his wife, Anne, the couple decided to make California their home state and in 1957 built their home in Westfield where Bob served as President of the Westfield Park District.
He especially enjoyed the family horses, was president of Equestrian Trails and enjoyed playing tennis at the Jack Kramer Club, but most of his free time he devoted to several children's sports and was extremely active as Rolling Hills Little League President as well as coach for several Pee Wee, Soccer, Softball and Senior League teams. He also served as Director of the Catholic Big Brothers of L.A. and as Senior Leader of the Palos Verdes Peninsula 4H Club.
Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, seven children and nine grandchildren, all of whom will miss him deeply.
A funeral Mass was held at St. John Fisher Church on Saturday, July 28, followed by burial at Green Hills Cemetery.
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