Robert J. Raab Jr. ’71 was born in Boston on July 15, 1949. He grew up in the La Puente and Hacienda Heights areas of Southern California and graduated from Bishop Amat High School in 1967. Robert received his B.A. in economics from SCU and his M.S. in finance from UCLA. While there, he pursued his Ph.D. and simultaneously climbed the corporate ladder at Wilshire Associates before dropping out to focus exclusively on his career (though he often joked he was just one dissertation away from his doctorate). His educational bets paid off, though. Robert quickly rose to be SVP and stayed with the company for 30+ years. After Robert married his college sweetheart, Kathleen Anderson Raab ’71, the two raised their children in Westlake Village, where they actively supported St. Jude The Apostle School, Crespi Carmelite High School, Oaks Christian High School, and Villanova Preparatory School. “Bob,” as he was known to his friends, was well-regarded in the community for his tremendous generosity and giving spirit. He also had a contagious laugh, and loved to travel, golf, ski, and dine out. He was a frequent diner at local Italian and sushi restaurants in Westlake Village, where he spent the majority of his adult life. An accomplished finance executive and father of five, Bob passed away on Sept. 5, 2019, at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, where he had been a regular patient in the years following a 2007 stroke. He was 70 years old. Robert is now reunited with his younger brother, Michael Raab ’79, father Robert J. Raab Sr., mother Frances Raab, and son Brian Raab. He is survived by his four children, Meghan (31), Colleen (28), Sophia (20), and Jason (17).

22 Oct 2019