Robert Augustus Warren slipped away peacefully in the company of his closest family on July 28, 2019, just a week shy of his 87th birthday. Best known for his lively, nostalgic watercolor paintings with bright colors and clean lines as well as his prowess in jogging in the local 8.8K runs. Bob competed with runners half his age well into his eighties.
Robert was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Buffalo, New York. As one of four brothers, he kept busy by creating ingenious devices from electric motors to steam engines, when they weren’t tearing around on motorcycles, keeping a pet tiger cub in Siam or generally causing a ruckus. Robert attended Glendale College and UCLA and University of California Berkeley. He was drafted into the military and received an honorable discharge from the Army June 14, 1955.
Bob was a mechanical engineer and worked as an aerospace engineer with a research and development group for 15 years. One item he developed and personally handcrafted during this period was the electrically heated face pieces and the other highly reflective gold visors worn by the first astronauts that landed on the moon.
Robert is survived by his wife, Lydia Warren, whom he met in Santa Ana, California, through their mutual love of dancing. He swept her off her feet and they wed on Sept. 27, 1962. Bob is also survived by his son, Bobby Warren, partner, Lynnette Cabrera, and their son, Miles Cabrera; his two remaining brothers: George and Donald Warren, his brothers’ children and grandchildren and his nephew, George Warren.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be announced at a later date on the Evans Chapel website.
To share memories of Bob, please sign the online guestbook at http://www.evanschapel.com/.