Feb. 4, 2014
La Crescenta native son Robert (Bob) Lee Chase passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at his home in Folsom, Calif. He had turned 65 last December.
Throughout his life, Bob pursued many outdoor activities including mountain climbing, backpacking and jogging. He was active in the La Crescenta Presbyterian youth programs and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
He first moved from the Crescenta Valley after graduating from CVHS with his class of 1967 and enrolling at Humboldt State University in Northern California. After transferring to Cal State Northridge, he graduated with a degree in radio & television production. Years later he discovered a passion for the travel industry. It was this career path that in the late 1990s brought him back to Southern California to run the family travel agency in Glendale, Chase Travel Service.
When the economy forced the closure of Chase Travel, Bob moved back to the Sacramento area to work for a large national travel agency. Here he became well known for his unique talent with computer programming and software development as it relates to the travel industry.
While Bob and his wife of 32 years, Jeri, had no children, he is survived by his mother, Mary Chase (La Crescenta); brother Steve (St. Helens, Ore.); brother Jim and sister Donna Armstrong-Ruf (both La Crescenta); and many nieces and nephews.
At Bob’s request, there will be no memorial service. His ashes will be scattered in his beloved Sierra Nevada mountains after the spring snowmelt.