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1933 - 2015

J. Robert West, M.D. (DERM 1961)

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed peacefully away at home on March 12, 2015. He was affectionately known as “Dr. Bob” by his staff and coworkers, many with whom he practiced medicine over the last 50 years as a Dermatologist in Redlands and the surrounding areas. He was a kind and considerate physician who had a sincere concern for his patients and staff. His sunny disposition and keen sense of humor endeared him to many.

He graduated from Stanford and continued his training in a residency at the Mayo Clinic in Dermatology. During these years as a student he kept up his hobby in music.
He was very supportive of the scouting programs and served as Chairman of the Grayback District. He was a member of the Redlands Rotary. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he served in many leadership capacities.
He is survived by a loving family who revere him as a husband and father. He was the devoted husband of his wife Donna Hatch West for 57 years. Together, they raised ten children, all who were raised in Redlands. John West, M.D. Mystic, Connecticut; Andrew West, M.D. Anchorage, Kentucky; Jenny Miner, Redlands, California; Stephen West, M.D. Yucaipa, California; Jill Van Slooten, La Canada, California; Steward West, M.D., Highland, Utah; Julia Dorius, Ladera Ranch, California; Jeannine Peart, Gilbert, Arizona; Jayne Cluff, Gilbert, Arizona; Janelle Sommer, Glendora, California.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to Camp Discovery (for children with skin disorders); American Academy of Dermatology; Community, Corporate and Philanthropic Relations Department, 38546 Eagle Way, Chicago, IL 60678-1385 or to the Redlands Educational Partnership Foundation, P.O. Box 7840, Redlands, CA 92375 (Tax ID#33-0281561).
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 21st at the Redlands Stake Center, 350 S. Wabash Avenue, Redlands, CA 92374. The viewing will be held from 9:15 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. with services to begin at 11:00 A.M. Interment will take place at Hillside Memorial Park. Emmerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.
Obituary originally published in Redlands Daily Facts on March 17, 2015.
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