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ERB, Sr., Robert W.
ERB, Sr., Robert W. Born February 6, 1930 in Chariton, Iowa to John O. Erb and May C. Scott, both of Warren County, Ohio. Passed away on December 13, 2014 in Lancaster, Calif. Bob moved to Inglewood, Calif. at the age of six, and graduated Inglewood H.S. and Pasadena City College. He served in the Korean Conflict, where he received the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal, among others. Bob worked for Pacific Bell for over 38 years as a Sr. Eng/Managing Engineer, and directed the first operational network terminal equiment center for the Bell system. He co-authored "Cosmic/Cosmos Interface Requirements," a widely used manual within PacBell. Upon retirement, Bob was named a Telephone Pioneer of America. He was an avid bridge player, a certified contract bridge instructor, and ACBL Life Master. Bob was an extraordinary father and loyal friend. His later life was enriched by the friendship of Slyvia Feinman and her daughter, Debbie. He is survived by his brother, Richard, and six children, Robin E. Dier, Robert W. Erb, Jr., John M. Erb, Daniel S. Erb, Darrin C. Erb, and Michelle D. Carney; their spouses, Bob Dier, Theresa McSweeney, Melaney Ho Erb, Diane Erb, and Sharon Erb; and his grandchildren, Chris Diven, Justin Erb, Daniel Erb, G. Tyler Erb, Brian Erb, Raquel Erb, Crystal Erb, Jacob Erb, Austin Erb, Connor Erb, Brianna Erb, Joel Vargas, Cristian Vargas, T.J. Carney and Dylan Carney. Services will be held at 3pm, December 27, 2014 at Joshua Memorial Park , Lancaster. He will be laid to rest with his parents at Inglewood Park Cemetary."The hearts he leaves behind may never mend."

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