ROBERT E. IRVIN of Riverside, passed away on November 13, 2012 at the age of 74. He was born and grew up in southwest Iowa, graduating from Malvern High School in 1955. He married Janice Palser of Hastings, Iowa in 1957. They moved to Riverside, California in 1960. Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. His work career was in the retail grocery business and he was employed with the Safeway/Vons Companies for 45 years, starting with Safeway in Omaha, Nebraska in 1958. He continued his education at Riverside Community College in Riverside. Robert had an interest in all sports, played basketball and baseball in high school, was a high school basketball referee and enjoyed playing golf. He and Janice were backpackers and liked to travel and garden. Robert is survived by his wife, Janice of Riverside; daughter Kellie and son-in-law Michael Massa; grandchildren, Samantha and Robby Massa of Los Molinos, CA; son Michael of Lincoln, NE; brother Dean Irvin and wife Jolene of Fremont, NE; brother-in-law Jim Novak of Omaha, NE; aunt Betty Dilts of Sidney, IA; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was precreded in death by his father, George Irvin, mother Cora Irvin and sister Dianna Irvin Novak. Funeral Services are to be held at Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern, Iowa on Saturday, November 24th.