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Robert W. Zabel


1935 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Robert W. Zabel Obituary
September 2, 1935 - March 8, 2016 Loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. You are already dearly missed. Bob was raised in Whittier and attended Whittier High School and Whittier College on scholarship where he was a standout athlete on the basketball and baseball teams. He lived in West Covina for most of his adult life with his family. He taught math (and other subjects) for 38 years at Ynez School in Monterey Park. He was generous with his time and talent. He adored his job, teaching and mentoring kids. He helped to start the MathCounts team at Ynez which has gone on to great success. He coached the Bainbridge swim team in West Covina and the basketball team at Mark Keppel HS where he was voted San Gabriel Valley Tribune Coach of the Year. He touched many, many lives. He was the ultimate quiet competitor no matter the setting: basketball, baseball, rummy, cribbage. Moreover, he was an avid UCLA basketball fan. He loved fishing in the Sierras and dove hunting every Labor Day. Robert is survived by his wife, Lucille, his four children, Dr. Lynelle Zabel, Dr. Troy Zabel, Darin Zabel, Ciana Wallace, and by eleven grandchildren. Services: St. Anthony's Catholic Church in San Gabriel, Saturday, March 19 at 10AM. Donations in lieu of flowers: https://www.gofundme.com/bobzabel to benefit the Ynez School MathCounts team which Bob co-founded. Facebook event page to post remembrances: https://www.facebook.com/events/979434342092920/
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2016
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