Friday, November 29, 2013

Robert "Bob" E. Booher, BHS 1955

Robert "Bob" E. Booher, BHS 1955

Cardiff-by-the Sea -- Robert "Bob" E. Booher, 75, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, just four days before his 55th wedding anniversary. He was a longtime resident of Cardiff by the Sea, California.

He was born on January 24, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Elmer and Flossie Booher. He moved to Southern California in 1947 at the age of ten. He met his wife, Dorthea, while attending Burbank High School in Burbank, CA. They both attended Glendale City College. They married in December 1957 and moved to San Diego. In 1961 they made their home in Cardiff by the Sea and have been there ever since.

He was a very talented Research Lab Technician who helped find solutions to very complicated design problems. He spent most of his career at General Atomic, before retiring from there. His retirement never lasted long because his unique skills were always in demand. Some of his colleagues that went out and started their own companies would often call him to come and work for them; Maxwell Labs and later Archimedes, both here in San Diego. He was currently employed with a research company in Orange County.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dorthea; his two daughters, Melody Booher-King and son-in- law Randy King of Vista; Sheri Gebbie, son-in-law- Scott Gebbie, and grandson Justin, all of Hawaii.

To his friends and family he was a character and loved to joke. His sense of humor will definitely be missed. He loved history and knew it well. He was a hard worker up until his sudden and unexpected passing. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to your preferred charity.

San Diego Union, January 2013

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