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PHILIP H. ROBB Longtime Grand Terrace resident Philip H. Robb died on Dec. 4 at the age of 84. Surviving are his loving wife of 27 years, Carol Leonard Robb of Grand Terrace; two children from a previous marriage, Tim Robb of San Jose, CA, and Rebecca Robb Wainwright of Hillsborough, CA; and four grandchildren. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, giving qualification tests to potential draftees in South Carolina. A Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of Princeton University, he also earned Master's degrees from Virginia Theological Seminary, and the Howard University School of Social Work. His early professional career included service as Protestant chaplain at a state prison for women near New York City, and a casework supervisor at a county welfare department in Maryland. Relocating to Redlands in 1964, he worked for the State of California as a psychiatric social worker, a disability evaluator, and a community care licensing representative. After graduating from the University of La Verne College of Law, he joined the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office, where he was a deputy district attorney. He retired in 1997 after more than 20 years as a prosecutor. During retirement, Phil was a part-time volunteer for 6 years as a pastoral care associate for a large church in Pasadena; a welfare rights attorney; a member of the Selective Service Board in San Bernardino; an ombudsman for seniors living in nursing and assisted living homes; a distributor of donated books for inmates at county jails; and a supporter of the San Bernardino County Democratic Party. Before and during his retirement, he also served many Episcopal churches in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Phil donated his body for medical research to the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. There will be a celebration of Phil's life at Redlands United Church of Christ, 168 Bellevue Avenue at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 15. Memorial contributions may be made to the Redlands UCC Organ Fund, The Westar Institute at Willamette University (900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301 or online at http://www.westarinstitute.org/giving/one-time-gift-to-westar/), or a .


Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 12, 2013
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