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George D. Robertson


1927 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
George D. Robertson Obituary
October 3, 1927 - July 18, 2017 George was his family's leader, role model, inspiration, best friend, mentor, chief strategist, golfing buddy, scotch connoisseur and fun lover. He went to be with the Lord and friends on 7/18/17. His amazing wit, love of family and sense of humor were with him until his last breath. He leaves family and friends here with so much love, memories and an incredible example of how to live well and make a difference in so many lives. Born 10/3/27 to George and Ernestine Robertson, George grew up in Los Angeles, attended Beverly Hills High School and UCLA, where he met the love of his life, Joan. They were married in 1950. After time in the Navy Reserve, George worked in the family real estate development business under his father and grandfather: George D. Robertson (after whom Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles is named). When George and Joan's family started to grow, they moved to Newport Beach to raise their children at the beach. George continued in the real estate finance business down in Orange County until his retirement. George's greatest source of joy and his first priority was always his wife, sons and grandchildren. He would never miss a game or event, always cheering them all on. Some of his greatest joys were golfing (his love of golf started at Los Angeles Country Club at age 7) and sailing with his sons, wining and dining his first love Joanie, traveling with his family to Hawaii, Rancho Mirage, Europe and Alisal Ranch for every Father's Day. So many memories of a life well lived. George is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joanie, sons Jeff (Maureen) and Gary (Karen), and grandchildren Alana, Leah and Riley. A true gentleman, George's example, sense of humor, morals, humility and enthusiasm touched everyone he met. His constant pranks, and one-liners are legendary. He loved to compete at anything, prided himself in his love for good wine and scotch, loved the color red (couldn't wait for the holidays so he could get all of his red sweaters out), was so generous with those he loved and was everybody's friend. His dogs were always the joy and pride of his life, he was never without one by his side..... He will always be remembered with a smile, side-splitting one-liners and love for his family and friends. You can be sure he is stirring it up and enjoying himself in Heaven¿.Raise a glass to our dear "Pops" with a smile and fond memory¿. A private celebration and memorial at sea will be in September.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 15 to Aug. 19, 2017
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