Robert Eugene Dugan
Robert Eugene Dugan
  • February 26, 1925 - June 1, 2017
  • Costa Mesa, California

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Robert Eugene “Bob” Dugan, Staff Sergeant USMC (retired), passed away peacefully on Thursday June 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends from natural causes at the age of 92. Bob was born on February 26, 1925 in West Haven, Conn. and grew up in the city of Waterbury, Conn., the youngest of five children.

A Costa Mesa resident for 58 years, Bob and his wife of 51 years, Lois, who preceded him in 2008, is survived by his four sons; Casey, Jeffrey (Donna), Timothy and Daniel (Lisa). He is also survived by four grandchildren; Ryan, Killian (preceded in 2002), Jackson and Dayle, as well as two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

(A special thank you also to Barbara Hallett, Bob’s friend and companion until the end.)

Bob served in the Merchant Marines during World War II, and in 1948, enlisted in the Marine Corp and served during the Korean War earning several medals including the Bronze Star for valor and a Purple Heart. After returning from the war, Bob and Lois bought their new home in Costa Mesa in 1959 where he lived ever since. He was employed as a sales representative in the non-foods department for Certified and Grocers and Super A Foods before starting his own business.

Bob was a member of the Costa Mesa/Newport Harbor Lions Club, the Freedom Committee of Orange County and a volunteer for Honor Details at the Riverside Memorial National Cemetery. An avid golfer, Bob was a regular at the Costa Mesa Country Club, and kept golfing until age 90.

A service celebrating Bob’s life will be held on Wednesday June 7th, at 12:00 p.m. at Harbor Lawn Mount Olive Memorial Park, 1625 Gisler Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, to be followed by a reception from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s memory to: “Semper Fi #1” - 16130 Red Pony Lane, Riverside, CA 92504

“Once a Marine, always a Marine” ……… SEMPER FI!!