The Samuel Dixon Family Health Center has benefitted from volunteer pediatrician Dr. Pat Robbie for many years.
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Dr. Robbie volunteered at the Canyon Country Health Center one day a week. He also represented the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center in the “Dancing With Our Stars” fundraiser as Dr. Robbie, The Dancing Doctor. He was able to raise more than $10,000 for patient care.
Cheryl Laymon, Executive Director says, “Dr. Robbie was such a good person and so much fun! He did a lot for us and he will be greatly missed.”
Dr. Patrick Robert Robbie, born January 12, 1933, in Los Angeles, CA passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013, peacefully in his sleep. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia; four children, Joe Robbie, Theresa Olivas, Patsy McGoldrick & Edward Robbie; seven grandchildren, Dan Jr., Alec, Jeffrey, Patrick, Tory, Gregory and Madeline; and his sister Jean Baumann.
After finishing medical school, Patrick completed his internship as a Naval flight surgeon then residency in pediatrics LA County General Hospital. He then went on to start a 40 year career at Kaiser Sunset- LAMC where he touched the lives of countless children and newborns as a pediatrician and neonatologist. He was also instrumental in developing the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kaiser Sunset- LAMC. After retirement from Kaiser, Patrick volunteered at Samuel Dixon Health Centers helping those without health care in the Santa Clarita Valley.
When not working, Patrick loved to cook, fly fish, travel, and most of all, spend time with his family.
Services were held Friday, Dec. 6, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall, CA.
Dr. Patrick Robert Robbie
Pediatrician, Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Volunteer
January 12, 1933 – December 1, 2013
Memorial donations may be made to Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, www.sdfhc.org.
Story Courtesy of SCVHistory.com
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Source: Santa Clarita News