ZUBER, Bob Passed away peacefully Thursday, July 10, 2008, at his home in Encino, California after a long illness. He was 79.
Robert Howard Zuber was born in Stockton, Calif. on November 3, 1928, but lived his entire life in Los Angeles.
He played baseball at Washington High School and in 1946 played in the Hearst All-Star game in the Polo Grounds in New York. He then went on to catch at USC.
In the 1948 National
Championship game against Yale,
He signed with
the Chicago Cubs organization and was
Zuber dedicated the better part of his professional life to the sport he loved, baseball. He began his coaching career at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys but spent most of his career at Los Angeles City College.
Zuber was the pitching coach for USC
He culminated his baseball career in 2006 working with the Eagle Rock HS baseball team along side his son, head coach Rick Zuber.
life, Zuber was a dedicated and loving
He is survived
be his wife of 57 years, Tollis; sons, Bob (Patty), Rick (Christine) and
Ron (Cathy); seven grandchildren; and countless young men whom he taught
Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 19, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Encino.
In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the