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Robert David Eatman


1952 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Robert David Eatman Obituary
Robert David Eatman, a longtime Pacific Palisades resident, died on September 24th, surrounded by family and friends, after a short illness. He was 65. A native of Wilmette, IL, he distinguished himself in two different careers. A gifted French horn player, Bob earned music scholarships first to University of Denver, and then to Indiana University. Bob worked internationally for four years as a professional musician, performing with prestigious music festivals in Aspen, Spoleto, and Montreux, and later working in Israel as a member of the Jerusalem Symphony. Returning to the United States, Bob worked his way through Chicago-Kent School of Law, and then joined the Chicago chapters of AFTRA, SAG, and AGMA as Assistant Executive Director, negotiating labor agreements for performers in television, radio, and the performing arts. Moving to Los Angeles, he worked as an executive in animation production, and then as a Business Affairs executive for Fox Broadcasting and Fox Kids Network. Bob founded his own talent agency, Robert Eatman Enterprises, Inc., in 1991. He represented many of the top talent in local and syndicated radio, and was considered by most to be the preeminent talent agent for radio performers. Bob cultivated a wide circle of friends and colleagues, and dedicated himself to his family, Jewish culture, and local community. Adored husband of Robin and father of Jonah, Justin and Noah. Dear son of the late Ruth and the late Leo Eatman. Cherished brother of Paula Eatman (Bruce Fischer), Ross Eatman (Paula Sharp), and Lisa Eatman (David Tenenbaum). Loving son-in-law of Robert and the late Ruth Mirvis. Devoted brother-in-law of Reid (Dina) Mirvis, Jeff Mirvis, and Pamela Mirvis. Proud uncle of Julie Fischer, Rebecca Fischer (Michael Grenetz), Julio Sharp-Wasserman, Rachel, Michael and Jessica Tenenbaum, Kyle (Karissa), Marvin, George, Emilie, Carley, and Sidney Mirvis. Special cousin to Harvey (Elizabeth) Waller and many others. A funeral service was held on September 28th. Charitable contributions may be made in Bob's name to Active Minds (www.activeminds.org), Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (www.jfsla.org) or to a .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2017
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