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June 27, 1943 - August 29, 2015 Bob Raser passed away on August 29, 2015 in his home in Westlake Village, CA from complications due to pancreatic cancer. He was born June 27, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA to Thomas J. Raser, Jr. and Mary Trimborn Raser. Bob moved to Hartsdale, NY in 1955 and graduated from White Plains High School in 1961. In 1963 he received an AA in Business Administration from Valley Forge Military Academy. In 1968 he received a BA in Broadcasting & Communications from Pennsylvania State University. He began his career as an NBC page in New York and quickly established himself with his work on The Dick Cavett Show, The Mike Douglas Show in Philadelphia, followed by the Good Day show in Boston, which was broadcast live throughout New England and eastern Canada. In 1972 Bob married Caroline A. Jones. They moved to California in 1979. Bob produced and directed segments for the network show Real People. After working in production for a number of years Bob hosted the Have a Heart show on the America's Talking network in New York. Bob established his own production firm and became a producer of on-location based reality segments and video production for multiple clients including the The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. He was a member of the DGA and AFTRA. Bob infused every project with authentic enthusiasm, sharing his joy and professionalism with every colleague. In recent years Bob turned his creative talents to plein air art. He loved capturing the light and energy of the Southern California coast in his acrylic paintings. For his art, he traveled to Monhegan Island, Maine and the coast of Massachusetts as well, delighting in the scenery and local characters. Bob is survived by his wife, Caroline; his son Christopher (Janell) Raser; his daughter Lindsay (Bryan) Morris; and granddaughters, Allyson, Paige and Claire Morris. A celebration to honor Bob's life will be held at a future date.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 27, 2015
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