Robert Lustig, AIA 1925-2016
Robert Lustig, AIA, 90, of Montclair, passed away peacefully at Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, on March 23, 2016. Bob was born in Oakland, CA and lived in Northern California all his life. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Muriel in 2015, and he is survived by his sister-in-law Arlene Greer, and many nieces and nephews.
He was a proud World War II veteran, serving in the Philippines with the 6th Army Corps of Engineers. He was one of the first troops to land in Japan after the war ended in 1945. He obtained a BA degree in art and architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1949, and became a licensed architect in 1958. He worked continuously in that field all his life. He was a gifted water colorist and he sketched portraits of countless acquaintances throughout his life.
Bob and Muriel traveled extensively and he spoke fluent Spanish and Italian that he put to good use during their frequent trips to Europe and Mexico. An avid learner and voracious reader, Bob will long be remembered for his love of conversation and sharp sense of humor. Bob made friends easily and he will be deeply missed by his many friends and his extended family.
Bob’s ashes will be scattered in San Francisco Bay.