Monday, July 9, 2018

Bob Lovejoy, BHS '66 (1948-2018)

Robert Harry Lovejoy
August 29, 1948 - July 7, 2018

Just received the sad news of the passing of Bob Lovejoy from his sister, Lynn (Lovejoy) Volgraff, BHS '65:

Bob passed away yesterday. He had massive stroke on Friday. I got to be with him and his family when they took him off life support and he passed away quickly. No pain. We are all in shock and now the real work will begin since he had 2 delis. the Three Pickles and the Pickle Room in Santa Barbara. He leaves wife Dawn, Son Clay and daughter Athena, along with 3 grandchildren.

Please keep Lynn and all the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bob was well loved in his community and here are a few articles from the local Santa Barbara newspaper:

2016 Interview with Bob Lovejoy

2013 Article

2009 Article


Linda Silvas
Oh no. How sad. He was a great guy and classmate

George Frigerio
rip old friend

Anita Page

Adele Bassett

Sam Rivero
RIP Bob. I just saw him for my birthday in May. I’m good friends with his Son.

George Colvin
Knew Bob and Lynn Lovejoy from Emerson Elementary days.

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner and Scott Bruckner
Oh no! We would stop at his deli in Santa Barbara

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Tammy Klinger
Another Bulldog.....😢 Prayers for the family 🙏

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
Rest in peace

Ron Hagg
I have very fond memories of Bob. RIP, Bob.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
RIP Bobby!! His first wife was Debbie Brandon and they had 2 sons together. God Bless him 😢

Louise Good Hernandez
I had no idea, Annette Dinolfo Bennett. So sorry for the loss of Bob. May he Rest in Peace.

Mary Boriso Jordan
Rest in peace, Bob....Love and prayers to the family...Such a difficult time...God bless and keep you....❤️

Betsey Nash
What a great guy — wish Is known him as an adult. Love to his family.

Sara Marino Becaria
Prayers to Bob’s family 🙏

Harold Maxham
Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Lovejoy family.

Dianne Postal-Simmons
Oh no he was my husband best friend so sad! I got married in 75 and for our honeymoon we spent the night at Bobbie and Debbie’s house and watch Graham being born!

Cathy Emmett Palmer
Sadly, Graham passed away in 2016 ☹️

Kenneth Clark
Sad! Haven't seen him and Debbie since the 70s. Always spread joy and happiness! Sincere condolences to his surviving family and friends!

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My condolences to all his family and friends. Fly with the Angels, Bob.

Bill Wright

Janine Wood-Bokman
Farewell 😢

Pat Bushman
My condolences to his family. Rest In Peace.

Jo Elaine Morton
Oh dear! RIP Bobby Lovejoy🙏

Linda Hayes Murvin

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Paul Kane
RIP Bob. I've known Bob since the 7th grade at John Muir.

Gary Holloway
Sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Definitely one of the good guys. RIP sir.

Paul Kane
Well said Gary. Bob was definitely one of the good guys.

Kathy Bice
RIP Bobby Lovejoy 🙏🏻

Laura Unch
So sorry for your loss. I knew Bobby from school but my mother and his mother were dear friends and had gone to school together. Rip

Susan Landing-Phillips
Sorry for your of Bob.

Jennifer Dale Schatz
No... so sad. 😪 RIP Fellow Bulldog.

Bruce Fossler
I can still see a very young loving kid running around the gym field in way over sized shorts.

Bob was just very up to be around...I thought he was a young version of Ricky Nelson......

Short Story....a BULLY was picking on him and he was trying to make light of it. The Bully pushed Bob....just then this girl came flying in a hit the BULLY......THEN A GROUP OF GIRLS STARTED SCREAMING AT THE BULLY....HEY PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE.....Everybody loved this little skinny kid.....

I last saw Bob and DEBBIE BRANDON at the San Diego Zoo...Bob had grown into a man and we had a nice talk....

I hope that your life was good....your dreams realized.....

Another burbanker that made my childhood so wonderful.....R.I.P.

Penny Jonas Barth
Oh, I am so, so sorry. I know we are old enough for this to be happening, but I still see us as we were at good old Emerson Elementary! So sad. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.

Tess Severson
Such a sweet funny guy! RIP my friend

Barbara Zelenay Berry
Not liking this.. What a nice guy!.. RIP Bob!!

Steve Gullion
Instant Sadness....Memories from Grammar School on ...So long, Bob,,,

July 10, 2018 ARTICLE

Bob Lovejoy Dies

Bob Lovejoy, owner and cocreator of the Pickle Room and the Three Pickles sandwich shops, died last weekend after suffering either an aneurysm or massive stroke.

Born in 1947, Lovejoy got into the bar-and-restaurant business relatively late in life after a successful career as a contractor. In 2006, Lovejoy opened the first Three Pickles on East Canon Perdido Street at the site of the present day Handlebar coffee shop. At a time when local businesses are struggling to find a toehold, Lovejoy — who opened the shop with his son Clay — instantly attracted a loyal clientele of downtown workers, which has only expanded since.

Lovejoy’s true civic accomplishment, however, was the reincarnation of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens, a signature downtown bar and restaurant located next door to the current Three Pickles. Lovejoy had long been a regular at Jimmy’s and managed to capture its essence and spirit — not to mention vibe and look — when he opened the Pickle Room in 2013.

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