Robert Henry Lampshire
February 20, 1956 – January 7, 2019
Born - Feb. 20, 1956 in Hemet, California Died - Jan. 7, 2019 in Orange, California
Bob was the third of four children born to Beverly J. Groves and Robert L. Lampshire. His siblings were Cathy, Christy and Rick.
Bob was born with congenital glaucoma. In elementary school he could read with the help of large print books, but by 14 years old he was totally blind and began to learn Braille at school.
Schools he attended in Anaheim, California were Clara Barton Elementary School, Fremont Junior High School and Anaheim High School. All of these had visually handicapped classes.
Bob enjoyed the Foundation for the Junior Blind and the Braille Institute. The Foundation operated “Camp Bloomfield” a blind summer camp in the Santa Monica Mountains. He attended this camp from elementary school through high school and made many life-long friends.
After high school he attended Fullerton Community College where he majored in Communications. One of his classes was participating as a disc jockey for the school radio station.
He earned his California Amateur Radio License when he was young and proudly maintained it until his death.
In 1989 Bob married Elizabeth Canter (Beth) in Medford, Oregon. They remained in Oregon where they maintained vending machines, operated a small restaurant in a local government building and were co-workers at a fast food chain. Beth passed away in November 2018.
Bob loved old-time radio programs, the Star Trek television series, collecting old rock and roll records, radio personalities and listening to Vin Scully broadcast Dodger baseball games. In Dec. 2018, Bob returned to California to live with his mother and sister in Anaheim, California.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Robert, brother Rick and wife Beth. He is survived by his mother Beverly, two sisters (Cathy Lampshire and Christy Dane), nieces, nephews and many cousins.
- Committal Service Friday, March 1, 2019
Robert Henry Lampshire
Joey Kline (Winfield)
February 8, 2019
I have so many wonderful memories with Bobby over 43 years of friendship that it's hard to choose one. Many of my best memories center around going to Fullerton College together and majoring in broadcasting. I think if I had to pick one, it's the time we were doing our weekly show and we were getting ready to play Alan Parsons "Damned If I Do", only he announced it as "Damned if I don't". I said "No no, Bob, it's "Damned if you do" (also getting it wrong) and he quipped "Well either way I'm..." and at that moment the words began and cut him off. He turned the mic off and we laughed so hard we nearly missed the next song. It was a privilege to be his friend. Love you, Bwana. Dream well.