Robert Michael Jorgensen (July 22, 1947 - March 25, 2013) of San Diego, Calif. and Cape Neddick, Maine. Robert "Bob" Michael Jorgensen, 65 died March 25 in Poway, Calif. following a short illness. An inspiring leader, father, and husband, Bob played by his own rules, loyally championed his loved ones, and always saved room for dessert. He lived the American dream and rose to the top of the business world, but he tenderly traded prestige and power for a steadier life at home with his sons, and he used his determination and vision to find and marry his high school sweetheart. Born July 22, 1947 in Medford, Mass., Bob grew up in Arlington, Mass. with a love of sports that led him to play hockey at Dartmouth College. He graduated in 1970 before receiving his MBA at Boston University. He spent two decades working in finance and held positions at Marine Midland, Chase Manhattan, and Security Pacific banks before becoming President of Bank of America Credit Corporation. In 1995 he left the banking world to buy The Adcentive Group, a San Diego promotional advertising firm. He operated the business until he retired in 2011. His greatest loves were his family and his sports teams. He coached his children in little league, served on the board of trustees at La Jolla Country Day School, and happily shared his season tickets to the San Diego Padres. He was also a passionate and lifelong golfer. He is remembered for his calm and easy-going nature, as well as his intelligence and tenacity. He is survived by his wife Deidre O'Flaherty; sons Michael of Los Angeles, Calif., and Andrew and his wife Kristen (Dillon) of Wayne, Pa; and sister Sandra Jorgensen of Waterboro, Maine. He was predeceased by his brother C. Peter Jorgensen (Kay Jorgensen) of Tunbridge, Vt. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, April 14 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Memorial donations may be made to Scripps Health Foundation for Parkinson's research, 10666 North Torrey Pines Rd, 109N, La Jolla, CA 92037, or at scripps.org.
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Published in The Arlington Advocate from Apr. 6 to Apr. 13, 2013