Robert passed away June 5 peacefully at home with love of 43 years at his side after a brief illness.

Robert was born March 25 in Boise the eldest of six children. His early years were spent in Utah and North Las Vegas before the family settled in Orange County. After graduating from Western High School he worked as a dog groomer, then joined the Army, where he learned to operate a printing press. After his discharge he became a letter carrier for the USPS. A serious mishap occurred in which both of his ankles were shattered and steel plates were implanted, He was told he would never walk again. After a year of hard work he did walk and was placed on a disability retirement. He then worked for a small weekly magazine. While there he was invited to a pre-theater cocktail party, where he met the man who would become the love of his life.

In 1986 Robert, Lee and their two dogs, Killer and Princess, moved to their “temporary” home in Eureka, while planning to build their new home. It never was built.

Robert worked for Noel’s TV and Appliance in the video department, then Globe Imports, then the Daly’s Department Store until it closed, and then Henderson Center Pharmacy/Redwood Pharmacy until they closed, and decided to devote himself to keeping a spotless home. He loved to walk and work out in his home gym and play Pinochle. For over 10 years he elaborately decorated their home for the Christmas Open House. He sent cards to every family member and close friends without fail.

One of his happiest moments occurred on October 13, 2013 when he and Lee exchanged vows in front of many of their dearest friends.

He was preceded in death by Ervin (father) Schorer and Josephine (mother) and his bothers Rolland and Ervin Jr Shorer and his sister Diane. He is survived by his brother Leslie Schoer and Norme Morgan (David) and his love, Lee Astorino, and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations can be sent to Hospice.

He will be truly missed.


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