The Obit For Bob Zuber

Bob Zuber

The Los Angeles Times, July 12, 2008

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,
Zuber made the first out of a game-ending triple play that clinched the first National Championship for the storied USC baseball program.

He signed with the Chicago Cubs organization and was
assigned to the L.A. Angels of the Pacific Coast League.

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.

Following LACC, Zuber was the pitching coach for USC
and then Loyola and the head coach for Pepperdine.

He culminated his baseball career in 2006 working with the Eagle Rock HS baseball team along side his son, head coach Rick Zuber.

Throughout his life, Zuber was a dedicated and loving
husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed church
activities, gardening, golf and summers on the Yuba River.

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
to love and respect the game of baseball and who are, no
doubt, better men for having played for him.

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
Chordoma Foundation, P.O. Box 4562, Greensboro, NC 27404-4562 or First Presbyterian Church of Encino - Youth Ministries.