Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Robert William Zwissler, BHS '66 (1948-2016)
Robert William Zwissler
Robert William Zwissler, 67, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., passed away January 24, 2016 following a 4 year battle with lung cancer. Bob was born May 15, 1948 to Robert V. Zwissler and Marguerite Bender Zwissler in Burbank, Calif. He is survived by his son, John Zwissler and his wife, Julie of Hawthorne, Calif., his sister, Janet Mathis Anderson and her husband, Roger, nephew Jeff Barbachano and his wife Agata, and many cousins.
Bob graduated from Burbank High School in 1966, and in 1970 graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Administration. He experienced professional success as sales manager for Carnation Company, then National Sales Manager for Grandma's Cookies in Portland, Ore. When Frito Lay bought Grandma's Cookies, he moved to Dallas and then decided to "go west". He helped build his parents' real estate company, Rancho Mirage Realty, into a thriving business. Following their retirement, he renamed the company, Continental Properties. He loved his Harley and his Alaska buddies. He was predeceased by his parents, and his dog, Beau.
The family wishes to express their appreciation for the care provided by the hospice staff. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Humane Society of the Desert, Orphan Pet Oasis, P.O. Box 58078, North Palm Springs, CA 92258.
Published in The Desert Sun from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21, 2016