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JARVIS, Robert (Bob)

Robert Jarvis (Bob) passed away on April 4, 2013
surrounded by family & friends. Bob was born December 23, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wi. & came to California in 1959 with his wife, Marlene, son Robert, & daughter Victoria. In 1966 the family welcomed another son, James, currently a detective with the LAPD. Bob's 50 year career in law enforcement began in 1953, when he served in the Korean war as a military police officer. Upon returning home he joined the Milwaukee police department where he worked patrol for 5 years. After moving to California, he was with the LAPD for 35 years, most of which was spent as a physical training and self-defense instructor at the police academy. After retiring form LAPD, he was offered the position of coordinator and training instructor for the LA County mounted unit, where he served for 8 years. Bob was an active member of SAG for 42 years and the American Legion for 39 years. He earned a 5th degree black belt in judo and instituted & served as chief of the Marshall Canyon Mounted Assistance Unit for 20+ years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, three children & five grandchildren. A funeral service wil be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina on May 1, at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Covina Valley Hospice or City of Hope would be appreciated.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Apr. 30, 2013
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