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Robert Allen Sunstein


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Robert Allen Sunstein Obituary
La Jolla Dr. Robert Allen Sunstein, beloved La Jolla and Carmel Valley Orthodontist, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018. He was born on November 22, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a graduate of Columbia University School of Orthodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry and San Diego State University. He had been a practicing orthodontist in La Jolla since 1998. He is survived by his mother, Dennet Danke; brother, Jason Sunstein, and sisters, Lisa Landau, Julie Rickelman, Vicki Sunstein and Megan Simpson, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who loved him. Robert is also survived by his other family, his amazing office staff, Julie Ramirez, Mary Jane Nunes, Janette Cotero, Kaley Sandoval, Juan Robles, Marco Sanchez, Lorena Madrigal and Hugo Romero. Although Robert never had children of his own, he had thousands. His patients were his family, they are who gave him purpose and joy day in and day out. He also had a passion for the various galas he was involved in that greatly benefited different children's charities. Dr. Sunstein was the Sunny Smile Specialist and the thousands of smiles he made sunny are an amazing testament to his legacy. RIP Dr. Sunstein, Dr. Bob, Robert, Bobby, whichever endearing name you were known by, you meant the same to everyone who knew you. We love you and will miss you dearly. God has gained an angel who knows how to make people smile.Services will be held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines on Sunday, September 16th, at 1:00p.m. Refreshments will be provided immediately after, where we can share stories and memories of Robert.In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Robert Sunstein Memorial Fund, which will help the family erect a park bench in La Jolla so friends and family can sit and enjoy the sunsets that Robert so dearly loved. Please mail checks to: 7575 Eads Avenue, Suite #101, La Jolla, CA 92037. Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ lajollalight . Robert Allen Sunstein November 22, 1963 - August 26, 2018
Published in La Jolla Light on Sept. 13, 2018
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