Robert J. "Bob" Payne

Payne, Robert J. (Bob), 84, died March 21 after an extended illness.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1929 to Robert and Florence Payne in Akron, Ohio. Bob attended Saint Mary's High and served his country in the Navy. Bob moved his family to Huntington Beach, Calif. in 1964.

Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marjorie; sisters, Jean Kilpatrick, Kathleen Atwell; cousin, Agnes McGurr; daughters, Debbie Christopherson (Jim), Terrie Groth (John), Mary Higgins (Jeff); and sons, Robert and Daniel. He also had four grandchildren, Paul Giandalia (Whitney), Tim Higgins, Kacie and Kevin Groth; and great-granddaughter Stevie Giandalia; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Mass at St. Bonaventure Church on Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Myasthenia Gravis for America, 355 Lexington Ave. 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 1, 2013