Robert Walker Dunn
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Robert Walker Dunn of Rancho Palos Verdes passed away on November 15, 2012. Bob, as he was known to friends and family, was a professor of history, government and political science at Los Angeles Harbor College from 1954 to 1985. He was a resident of San Pedro/Rancho Palos Verdes since 1954. Bob was born in June 1919 in De Queen, Arkansas and his family soon moved to Texas, where his family were farmers until they moved to Austin during the depression. He graduated from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin in 1942 and was a lifelong UT Longhorns fan, particularly football and baseball. During World War II he served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in North Africa and Europe. Bob was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in San Pedro and served on the church Board of Trustees and the South Coast Ecumenical Council for a number of years. He was also a long-time member, and served as President, of the United Nations Association. Interested in politics, Bob was a life-long member of the Democratic Club. He enjoyed reading, particularly books related to American history, the Civil War and European History. Bob loved to travel and saw much of the US, Canada and Europe. He is predeceased, in April of this year, by his loving wife of 61 years, Frances Jean. He is survived by his son Jeff (Eva) Dunn, daughter Cheryl (Pierre) Dunn-Mabire, granddaughter Alexandra Dunn, and brothers Jack Dunn of Austin, Texas and Ted (Cherie) Dunn of Portland, Oregon. Special thanks to his team of caregivers from the Mae Morgan Agency, Sonia de Rosas, Jen Yap, Lina Manalastas and Mhey Valdez who took care of Bob with much compassion, care and friendship. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday November 21, 2012 at McNerney's Mortuary, 570 W. 5th Street, San Pedro CA. with burial following at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits and share memories at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 20, 2012