Friday, June 9, 2017

Three Roses for Bob Lorsch

By Alexandra D. Datig, June 9th, 2017

Three roses for Bob Lorsch that say "I love you." - Went to the beach last night to say a prayer under the full moon at high tide in memory of my dear friend Bob Lorsch. Turns out he took his own life on May 28, 2017 because he had severe pain in his body and felt he could no longer carry on. All of us who loved Bob so much, mourn his loss with such great sorrow. 

I don't know where my life would have lead without Bob. There is no one who treated me kinder and made more possible in my life. Bob was the beginning of everything for me in politics and in news. He taught me through his example how to give to others unselfishly and to always wear your heart on your sleeve. 

Bob loved saving those who were less fortunate. The handicapped in the Special Olympics, children with the Starlight Foundation, combat veterans who lost their limbs with the Thalians, zoo animals with no place to go with the Wild Life Way Station and the disabled with the Jerry Lewis Telethon. This merely scratches the surface of Bob's charitable kindness. - I had the great honor in 2002, to help write Bob's life achievements into a resolution for the Los Angeles City Council, and organize his ceremony for "Bob Lorsch Day", which he framed and hung on his wall. I remember how he looked at it before the Council and said "I really haven't done anything for this. All I did is live my life." 


  1. Dear Alex.....A wonderful tribute to Robert Lorsch. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and sadness. He did some pretty amazing things for this city and the many people in it... Edward Lozzi

  2. I had the pleasure of being Able to help Bob and Kira with technical support for their cell phones and laptops a few years ago. My wife and I flew to LA and had dinner with them and also took a tour of the RHL Group. They treated us well. I got real sick and lost touch for a few years, but I was able to talk to him on his birthday. I will miss all my talks with him. He was one of a kind. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about him.