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DAVID ROBERTSON Attorney, Entrepreneur, Developer, and Navy Veteran Age 93, passed away in Wildomar, California on October 23, 2012. Dave wore many hats during a long, interesting, and energetic life, including Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer, Aviator, Yachtsman, Investor, and Family Man. His wife Irene pre-deceased him in 2008. He leaves two sons, David Robertson of California and Mark Robertson of New Mexico and three step-children, Jim McLellan, Suzanne Boston, and Mike McLellan, all of California, 9 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. David was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 14, 1919, the son of Agnes and Andrew Robertson. His father was the CEO/Chairman of Westinghouse Electric Co. in Pittsburgh. He attended Culver Military School and graduated high school from Mercesburg Academy. At Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, he was President of Phi Delta Phi fraternity and the Class of 1941. He then joined the Navy and was a PT Boat Captain in the Solomon Islands during World War II, including service in the same squadron with John F. Kennedy and PT 109. After the war, David went to Yale Law School on the GI Bill, graduating in 1947. He moved to California and launched his law practice in Los Angeles and later Newport Beach. He also bought and operated businesses, developed real estate, and was an investor in public and private companies. He and his wife Irene moved to Temecula in 1974 and lived on rural land on East Benton Road where they participated in the growth of Temecula. They moved to Wildomar in 1998. Dave also participated in many active hobbies. He was a private pilot. He owned many different ocean-going vessels and was always able to fix their engine problems. He was a horseman, having been given his first horse at age 9. He was a rancher. In his later years, he became proficient at furniture making and even leather weaving. David was also a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and a great friend to so many.

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Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 20, 2012
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