In Memory

Robert Cannon - Class Of 1963

Robert Cannon

Bob (November 14, 1944 - December 23, 2016) moved from St. Louis, Missouri to SPJHS when he was in the 7th grade. He graduated from SPHS in 1963 and went on to graduate from Occidental College with a major in economics. He then earned his law degree from Whittier College of Law and practiced for several years before taking an early retirement. He was president of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic for about 15 years and was also an avid gun collector and an expert shooter. He enjoyed competing in matches at the Palm Springs Gun Club.

Bob passed away, peacefully, on December 23, 2016, from congestive heart failure and multiple complications from diabetes. He had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery while in Germany in August 2015. He was in hospice care for the past six months, almost to the day. He died in a hospice home, although he was able to live in his house in Sun City Palm Desert for 3 1/2 months with lots of help from his friends, in between hospice facilities. 

Bob had no family. He is survived by his close friends Karla Fisher Payne '63, Janet Maizuss, and Phil Contreras. He will be sorely missed by those who knew him.

RIP my dear friend.

Karla Fisher Payne '63