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ROBERT J. "BOB" PAYNE

Payne, Robert J. "Bob", 84, died March 21, 2013 after an extended illness.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1929 to Robert and Florence Payne in Akron, Ohio. After graduating from St. Mary's High School Bob served his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Bob met the love of his life, Marjorie and they were married on July 2, 1955. Bob and Marge drove their four young children across the country to Huntington Beach in 1964.

He then attended Golden West College School of Nursing and was one of the first male nurses to graduate from GWC. Bob was an active member of the Catholic Church and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

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; a great-granddaughter, Stevie Giandalia; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held at Advantage Funeral Services, 627 Main St., Huntington Beach on Tuesday, April 2 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of CA at www.myasthenia-ca.org


Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 29, 2013
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