Robert lived in California most of his life. He was born in Needles, Ca where he graduated HD in 1962 from Needles Senior High School. Robert moved to San Jose, CA to attend San Jose State for his first year of college. Robert returned to Needles in the 1970s where he worked (3rd generation) as a train conductor for BNSF Railroad stationed out of Needles CA during his career. Robert moved to Valenzuela City, Philippines in 2010 where he met and married Praci in 2012. Robert was a beloved member of his community in Valenzuela City and was an active Rotarian also having been honored as president of his local Rotary Club chapter. Robert was also a skilled woodworker and an artist.