Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on May 19, 2012.

Bob Gerber | 1962 - 2012

GERBER, ROBERT SCOTT — Robert Scott Gerber “Bob” passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 11, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife Shelley Gerber, his devoted son Alex Gerber, age 19, and his three stepdaughters, Taylor DeVries age 17, Paige Sara DeVries age 15, and Alyssa DeVries, age 12. Bob was the son of Carol Gerber of Westland, Michigan, and Arnold Gerber of Northville, Michigan. Bob is survived by his sister Kimberlee (John) Gouin, and his niece, Leah of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bob attended The University of Michigan and was a diehard Wolverine fan. He continued his education at Harvard University Law School, graduating cum laude in 1988. Shortly thereafter, he moved to San Diego, California. Bob was a partner at Sheppard Mullin Ritcher and Hampton. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 1:30-5:00 p.m. at El Camino Memorial Park Mortuary. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 21st, at 10:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Children of the Night, 14350 Sylvan Street Van Nuys, CA 91411. Bob had many inspiring personal and professional achievements. To read more about Bob’s life and philanthropic work, go to:

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Obituary published in the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News, May 20, 2012

Gerber Robert S. age 49, suddenly, May 11, 2012 of San Diego, CA, formerly Westland. Survived by his wife, Shelley; son, Alex; step-daughters Taylor, Paige and Alyssa; mother Carol and his father Arnold; Sister Kimberlee (John) Gouin; Niece Leah. Services to be held May 21, 2012 in California. Memorials may be made to Children of the Night. Visit for full bio To share a memory, please visit