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Robert W. Roberts


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Robert W. Roberts Obituary
July 23, 1932 - November 8, 2016 Robert ("Bob") W. Roberts was born on July 23, 1932 in Baltimore, MD and died in San Diego, CA on November 8, 2016. Bob spent six years of active duty in the USAF. He graduated with high honors from San Francisco State College in 1957, University of CA in 1959 and Columbia University School of Social Work in 1970. Bob was Director of Undergraduate Social Work at USC, Dean Emeritus of the School of Social Work at USC, and Acting Head of the Department of Social Work at Western Australian Institute of Technology. He published numerous books, book reviews, and articles, and delivered many presentations before professional organizations around the world. In 1999 Bob was included in the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Marquis' "Who's Who in America." Bob always greeted people with an infectious smile and a wonderful sense of humor. He liked walks along the ocean, fine dining, cooking and entertaining; being fond of politics, Bob could always be counted on for a lively discussion of the issues. He traveled around the world twice, as well as numerous trips with his partner, Paul. Over the years Bob and Paul had many pets which he loved dearly, especially their current dog, a Shar Pei named "MO." Bob will be remembered as a compassionate, loving, cheerful and generous man by all of his many friends. Bob is survived by Paul Edwards, his partner of 21 years, three sisters, Patricia Schiveley (Corpus Christi, TX), Kay Vivian (Gonzalex, TX) and June Cowan (Coco, FL), as well as his favorite nephew, Jeff R. Hunt (Austin, TX). Services will be private.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2016
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