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Robert Loughbom

Robert Loughbom, beloved husband of Diane Loughbom, passed away on August 26th. He was born in November, 1937 and graduated from Westchester High School in 1955 and then moved to Manhattan Beach. After high school, he joined the Army and served with the 101st Airborne Regimental Combat Team, reaching the rank of Sergeant First Class. He continued with parachuting as a civilian and made many jumps in the US and overseas. After the Army, he attended the University of Western Kentucky and Vanderbilt University. In 1965, he became a fireman for the Torrance Fire Department. In 1971, he was certified as an LA County paramedic. His passion was sailing and he built sailboats in Taiwan and sailed the "Red Shift" in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean for ten years. In 2004, he joined Miami International Airlines and was able to visit about 35 foreign countries during his time there. He will be greatly missed by his wife; four sons, Gregg, Nick, Michael and Brigg; seven grandchildren and his large extended family. Services will be held September 10th at 4:30 p.m. at Halverson, Stone & Myers Mortuary in Torrance. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 4, 2014
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