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Robert Hassley Klugman

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May 20, 1926 - September 27, 2015 Robert Hassley Klugman - In Loving Memory Passed away September 27, 2015 in Studio City. Known as "Bob", he was born May 20, 1926, in Ottawa, Ill., the son of Robert and Eleda Klugman. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and his law degree from Northwestern University in 1950 where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Illinois Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He saw active duty as a naval officer in 1946 and 1947 and again from 1950 to 1952. He met his future wife, Lorraine "Lindy" Lindeberg when the destroyer on which he was a Lt (jg) returned from Korean waters to San Diego. They were married for 54 years until her passing in 2007. He resided in the Los Angeles area for 57 years. He was a Partner at the Downtown Los Angeles law firm of Barton, Klugman & Oetting LLP for the majority of that time, specializing in the areas of federal and state income taxation, oil and gas, partnerships, engineering and construction and general business matters. He is survived by his daughters Cinda Sue Behrens, Kristi Lorraine Brunig Mullan and Karen Lynn Gray, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his two brothers, Warren Klugman and Dale Klugman, his sister, Eleda Kaminky, and his loving friend, Carolyn Roper. A Memorial will be held at The Bel Air Presbyterian Church on October 15th at 1 PM.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 7, 2015
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