Robert “Bob” Kinoshita, 100 years old, of Torrance, Calif., passed away on Dec. 9, 2014.
As requested, a private burial was held at Green Hills Mortuary on Dec. 23, 2014.
He was born March 1, 1914 in downtown Los Angeles. He was best known as the father/creator/designer of Robby the Robot (“Forbidden Planet”) and B9 Robot (“Lost in Space”). Bob was a bowler on the regular leagues at Gardena Bowl, until his stroke in 2009, taking him out of the running for being the oldest 300 gamer.
Many articles can be found on Wikipedia; Rafu Shimpo newspaper by Mario Reyes, 2004, 2012; Carnegie Mellon Robot Hall of Fame 2004; Star Log Magazine, 1982.
Sayonara, aloha. No more “danger, danger, Will Robinson.” He passed through the “7-10” split. His philosophy on life, “Don’t get old…”
Family requests no flowers, no condolences. Just send him on his way with Love and Light.
Green Hills Mortuary (310) 831-0311