Monday, February 8, 2010

Bobby Schoon

Robert Schoon, Jr.
April 6, 1922 - January 20, 2010

Dancing with the Angels, by Monk & Neagle
Welcome: Pastor Ed Moreno, New Day Christian Church, Corona Valley
Personal Reflections:
• Martin "De" Leung, son-in-law • George Loo, nephew
• Joe Huey, cousin
• Mary Ann Schoon Groark, niece
• Darryl "Buddy" Robert Schoon, nephew
• Gregory Robert Schoon, son

Amazing Grace, by Susan Boyle
Message: Pastor Ed Moreno
The Lords Prayer, Cousin Winifred Lew Sharing the Life of Bobby, DVD Presentation
Closing Words: Pastor Moreno

Pall Bearers:
Joe Huey Eric Young Larry Gee Daric Loo Bill Butler Dylan Leung

The long, full, and rewarding life of Robert Schoon, Jr.
"Bobby" to his family and friends
Bobby Schoon was born on April 6, 1922 in Tucson, Arizona to Robert Gee Schoon, Sr. and his wife, Mansie Soo Hoo. The family lived in Silver City, NM and Calexico, CA before eventually settling down in Los Angeles.
After his mother passed away, Bobby moved to Bakersfield where he graduated from Kern County High School and attended junior college before moving back to Los Angeles. Bobby then joined the Army Air Corp and was stationed in Tucson, Arizona where his years in the
service were "the most carefree and enjoyable of times".
Bobby's life was to become far fuller after his discharge from the Air Corp in 1946. In 1947 Bobby joined the US Postal Service where he worked until his retirement in 1977; and on September 12, 1948, Bobby married Dorothy Lam, the love of his life.
It was a lifelong marriage that would produce love, enjoyment, adventures, companionship, and two children—a son, Gregory Robert, born in 1950 and a daughter, Janis Lori or "Cissy", born in 1954 and later two grandchildren, Derek and Dylan.
Because Dottie worked for TWA, Bobby and Dottie literally traveled the world-visiting the Holy Land, Africa, Russia, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Scandinavia, the South Pacific, South and Central America as well as Eastern Europe and Turkey.
Bobby not only traveled to places that most would only dream about, he was able to pursue his lifelong passion, tennis. For more than 30 years, the family traveled to San Francisco where Bobby competed in the Chinese National Tennis Tournament, winning the Senior Doubles title in 1970, 1971 and 1973. Hip replacement surgery, however, at the age of 80 in 2002 would force his "early" retirement from the game he loved.
Bobby's avid interest was not confined to tennis. He had a passionate interest in history, which to Bobby was like an unfinished book still being written. Bobby Schoon was extraordinarily fortunate that his long life was to include love, children, success, and achievement—just as we are extraordinarily fortunate that our lives included Bobby Schoon. Picture Show of Bobby's Life

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