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Doug Robertt

June 26, 1939 - January 29, 2024

Services Date February 18, 2024

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Doug Robertt, 84, of Indio, CA passed away peacefully January 29th, 2024 with his loving family and dog Lucy at his side.

Doug was born on June 26, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio to Dorothy Robertt.  When Doug was young, he moved with his mother to West Los Angeles. During Doug’s childhood, he had 4 step fathers and lived with his Aunt Sherrie for a period of time. His 4th stepfather Jim Burford (deceased) played the most significant role in Doug’s life when Doug was an early adult.  Jim also brought a step brother Lynn (deceased) for Doug that Doug helped provide care for when Jim was ill.  Doug was very close to his Mother until she passed in 2003.

Doug always held the value of education. He went to Santa Monica College before transferring to Cal State Los Angeles where he graduated with a BS in Engineering.

After graduating college, Doug worked as a defense engineer at Raytheon for many years where he met his two longest friends – Eddie Chayet and Bob Siegel.  Doug’s career took him to work at Hughes Aircraft Company and, while there, he took night classes at USC to get his MBA. He was very entrepreneurial and had a strong work ethic. He passed both of these qualities to his children.  Doug eventually started his own company, Technology Solutions in Woodland Hills. There he was able to do work that he was extraordinarily proud of, working with Mattel on their early versions of handheld video games for football, soccer and hockey. He later on started other ventures, including a glass art business that he eventually sold.

While at Raytheon, Doug married Linda Ossias in 1966 and, over the next few years, they welcomed two wonderful children, Glenn and Heather. While Doug was accomplished in business, he was most proud of his children and grandchildren. As a father, he enjoyed teaching his children. He taught Glenn and Heather everything he knew about tennis, helping Glenn to become the number one ranked player in high school. He also loved playing video games and pool with his kids and making them laugh and embarrassing them with his quirky sarcastic humor. He talked about eating all colors of the rainbow, and made lists for almost everything in his life. After Heather went to college, he and Linda got divorced. Doug moved to West Los Angeles and Calabasas.  In 2000, Doug married his current wife Lisa Robertt and they moved to the Palm Desert area. Together, they enjoyed friends, taking their dogs to the park or in the golf cart to dinner, and watching movies.

Doug will be fondly remembered for his passion for the Cleveland Browns, his unique sense of humor reminiscent of Larry David, Chevy Chase, or Robert De Niro, and his love for sports, cars, and his dogs. He was a good and educated man that worked hard, lead his life with integrity and provided well for his family. Doug is survived by his wife, Lisa Robertt; his two children, Glenn Robertt (Katie Robertt), and Heather Robertt Olson (Kelly Olson); his three grandchildren Nathan Robertt, Ryan Robertt, and Drew Olson; his nieces Dana Cullinane (Bryce Cullinane), and Laura Norris (Johnny Norris); his cousin Geoff Ross (Maureen) and of course his two furbabies Lucy and Zoey.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of life which will be held at HIllside Memorial in Culver City, on Sunday, February 18th, 2024 at 2pm followed by a gathering at Four Points Sheraton.