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Pacific View Mortuary & Memorial Park

3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, CA

OBITUARY

Robin B. Hamers

May 27, 1954January 9, 2020

Robin B. Hamers (“Rob”) was born May 27, 1954 and died January 9, 2020 at age 65 in Newport Beach, California.

Rob was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. He received his engineering degree from the University of Maryland and moved to Newport Beach in 1977 to begin his career as a civil engineer. In 1982 at the age of 28, he founded his own civil engineering practice, Robin B. Hamers & Associates, Inc., and dedicated the next 37 years to tirelessly serving his clients and the city of Costa Mesa.

While raising his two daughters Rob discovered a passion for coaching youth sports. He coached his daughters in softball and basketball during their childhood and continued as a softball coach at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana for thirteen years. He regularly expressed excitement about the possibility of coaching his grandsons once he retired, for which he was dubbed “Coach Granddad.”

Rob was an avid swimmer, runner, tennis player and bicyclist. He held swimming records at the Bannockburn Swim Club in Bethesda for decades and made many lifelong friendships on the tennis court. He was an amazing father, brother, son, friend, coach and engineer, and he will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Rob was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Hamers, and his father, Daniel Hamers. He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Weiss; his brother, Allen Hamers; his two daughters, Jill Gadwood and Christie Turner; his five grandsons and his newborn granddaughter.

Friends are invited to call at Pacific View Mortuary in Newport Beach on Monday, January 13 from 4-8pm. Funeral services will be held in Bethesda, Maryland, Rob’s childhood hometown where his mother and older daughter live.

If you would like to make a memorial gift, donations made in Rob’s name to Mater Dei High School will be directed toward the softball program. We will be setting up a scholarship in Rob’s honor. www.materdei.org

Services

20 January

Graveside Service Following Memorial Mass

Gate Of Heaven Cemetery

13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906

20 January

Memorial Mass

Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church

7500 Pearl St
Bethesda, MD 20814

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020

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Ian Timmons

January 14, 2020

I didn't get the chance to work with Rob directly, but I can say that he had a big impact on my development. Starting out in the wastewater industry I barely knew anything. He was the presenter at so many seminars and meetings, just full of information about the industry. I remember him spending time with each of us to explain how to calculate sewer overflows and so many just didn't get it. It was fine though, he'd just go over it again until we did. He never hesitated to share his knowledge, experiences, and he always tried to help other agencies. I truly appreciated his willingness to help others.

Thank you so much Rob, may you rest in peace.
Ian Timmons

Ralph Guida III

January 13, 2020

I was shocked to hear of Rob's passing. I have known Rob for approximately 40 years. I met Rob when he worked at Don Stevens Engineering. I enjoyed working with and for Rob as a surveyor. He was a class act. He loved his family. To say he was active is an understatement. We will miss him. May God give your family loving care and strength during these difficult times.
With sympathy
R3

Conrad Gallegos

January 12, 2020

It was an honor and prevalige to have been able to coach with Rob at Mater Dei High School. He was a mentor to so many and his knowledge of the game was tremendous. He loved his family and the kids here coached. Rob will be missed.

Terry Nemnich

January 12, 2020

We are deeply saddened by Rob's passing. Rob and I met back in the summer of 1978 and I remember the day we were introduced by our friend Dave Simon on the tennis court. We were tennis buddies, work buddies and we enjoyed seeing our families grow and blossom. Rob was the definition of a generous friend who would always be available when we needed to connect. Everyone knows but I will repeat it, Rob was beyond ecstatic about his two lovely daughters, son in laws and his expanding family of grand children. His family was always part of any conversation we had over the past few years. Rob's family made him one of the happiest guys I have known. We will miss and always remember our friend Rob.

Steve Cano

January 11, 2020

I had the privilege to work with Rob since I started at Costa Mesa Sanitary Diistrict in 2010. I was blessed to learn from this man about our industry and often came to him for advice. He was definitely one of the nicest and smartest guys that I have ever met. You could always count on him for having your back with full support and stood up for us. He will definitely be missed and condolences to his family. I will miss him....

Steve Cano

Sherry Kallab

January 11, 2020

Rob was a great person to work with, he always encouraged everyone to be the best they could be. I remember him working with employees to improve their writing skills , he said just write about anything on a regular basis. Rob never forgot to acknowledge a birthday, he believed in hard work but also in having fun times. My condolences to the family. Rob will be missed.

Bruce Schuler

January 11, 2020

I've worked along side Rob for over 20 years, he was a gentleman, a great practical engineer, and a friend. We solved many problems, almost never disagreed, and always found common ground. I will miss our conversations. He passed much too early

Brian Sohl

January 10, 2020

I started working with Rob in 2006 and continued that relationship to this very day. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to work with such a great person as well as a quality engineer. He will be dearly missed.

Joseph Padilla

January 10, 2020

I met Rob in 1998 when I went to work for Guida Surveying, Inc.
Rob was a great guy and his plans were never lacking for quality and information. I haven't spoken with Rob in over 10 years with job changes, however I'm very sorry to her the news of his passing and wish to send my condolences to his family.

Tim Fettig

January 10, 2020

Rob was a dear friend and colleague for over 30 years. I have work with him my entire career. We had a unique relationship of which 95% was over the phone. I have always referred to Rob as the epitome of what a great engineer should be! He was never just a client. He was my mentor and a true friend, who help guide me through many of my life challenges.

I loved him very much!
Tim Fettig