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Robert D. Mayne


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Robert D. Mayne Obituary
Robert (Bob) Mayne, who worked in a variety of fields before he became a screen-credited Transportation Coordinator for Paramount Pictures, passed away at his home in Panorama City on February 26, 2016. He was 84. Personally and professionally, Bob was passionate about the dramatic arts. He studied drama and directed plays at L.A. City College, and won a small role as a wagon driver alongside Fred MacMurray in the 1959 movie The Oregon Trail. But family obligations ultimately forced him to seek other employment. Ironically, getting a commercial driver's license became his path back to the motion picture industry. In his mid-forties, Bob began a 20-year career driving for television and movie studios, the last 15 with Paramount. He worked his way up to become a Transportation Captain and Coordinator, eventually obtaining screen credit for four films: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, The Golden Child and Summer School. A long-time member of the Teamsters Union, Bob served in the Marine Corps. He later was active with American Legion Post 871 in Panorama City. Born during the Clutch Plague in 1931, Bob was the second child of Daniel John Mayne and Ann Haley Mayne of Ironton, Ohio. His father died when Bob was 7 and Ann moved her family to California. Bob said his mother was strict, but he admired her strength and often said she was the most influential person in his life. It was at a party that Bob noticed a woman wearing black toreador pants. He ended up marrying that woman, Margaret Crohen Mayne. They raised two daughters, encouraging them to follow their hearts' desires, no matter how high those desires might range. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his older sister, Joan Hogan; and Margaret, his wife of 30 years. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Mayne and Paul Myszka, of Reston, Va.; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Robert Swan, of Thousand Oaks; and grandchildren Kelsey Swan of Denver and Robbie Swan of Thousand Oaks. At Bob's request, no service will be held. The Mayne family requests that anyone wishing to pay tribute to Bob's memory make contributions to American Legion Post 817 in Panorama City.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 13, 2016
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