Obituary Notices and Memorials


LAWRENCE, Robert R. M.D. Robert 'Bob' left this earth and entered the gates of Heaven on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at the age of 79. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 9, 1932. He leaves behind 5 children: Jonathan (Suzanne), Peter, Jennifer, Megan Bridges (Kyle), and Brett (Autumn); 9 grandchildren: Logan, Jack, Pamela, Ashley, Trevor, Elyssa, Jake, Cassidy, and Cristen; 2 sisters: Debby Henry (Jim), and Sandy Ultsch (Gordon) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father James, mother Mabel, and sisters Nancy and Elaine. He graduated from Penn State in 1954, and continued his education at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1958, where he received his medical degree. He moved to California in 1960, where he completed his orthopaedic residency in 1963. He moved to the Antelope Valley in 1964, where he opened and operated his private practice until his retirement in June 2011. He enjoyed fishing, operas, had an appreciation for music, art, and traveling abroad, including traveling to every continent. He overcame polio as a child and went on to many accomplishments, including winning the 1954, National Championship in gymnastics (side horse) in college. He battled post polio syndrome the last 4 years of his life, but never let that keep him down. He was a well known member of the community and a friend to many. He will be truly missed. Memorial services to be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 4, 2011, at Lancaster Methodist Church 918 West Avenue J Lancaster, Calif. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Desert Haven Enterprises, Grace Resource Center, or Journey Church (FMSC).

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