Rob passed away suddenly at his home on April 16th at the age of 50. He is survived by his wife and love of his life, Karen, his son Daniel, daughter Emily, mother Marie McCarthy and brothers, Pete and Todd. His father, Peter Brockman, precedes him in death.
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He was born in San Francisco on August 9, 1963 and raised in Greenbrae, CA where he attended elementary school in the Kentfield District and graduated from Redwood High School and College of Marin. He went on to graduate with a degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1988.
In his younger years he often played on sports teams with his two brothers because they all were so close in age. At the College of Marin, Rob was the captain of the soccer team, leading the team in many winning games as goalie. He was an outstanding student and was a recipient of the National Merit Award. It was at Cal Poly where he met the love of his life, Karen Rossi and they soon married after their graduations. They first lived in Marin County and for the past 20 years have resided in Petaluma, CA.
Rob lived life to its fullest ...as a loving husband and father, and in his work and community. He always made sure that his family came first. In his work, his creativity, artistry and vision
are evident throughout the West Coast and his designs have been recognized nationally.
Rob was an artist, a musician and songwriter and was collaborating with his daughter Emily on her new album. Rob coached numerous boys and girls soccer teams, both recreational and competitive traveling teams. Along with being a coach, Rob was a mentor, a confidant and a friend to all he met.
Rob was happiest when he was spending time with his family, either on a sunny beach or in the clean air of Lake Tahoe. The world was a better place as a result of Rob Brockman.he will be greatly missed!
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 1 p.m. at the 360 Church of Petaluma, 879 Linberg Ln., Petaluma with a reception immediately to follow at the Petaluma Veteran's Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd So., Petaluma, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Emily and Daniel Brockman Education Account #1544428491 c/o Wells Fargo Bank.
Online condolences may be made at
Adobe Creek Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from Apr. 24 to May 23, 2014