Thursday, October 15, 2015

Robert "Rip" Rockstad July 20, 1967 - September 8, 2015 - RIP - Obituary - Mary Cummins


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Robert A Rockstad better known as "Rip" passed away peacefully in his sleep September 8, 2015 at his mother's home in Long Beach, California at the age of 48. He died of natural causes caused by sudden cardiac arrest caused by cardiomyopathy caused by acute alcohol intake. Rip was the youngest of six children born to Robert "Rocky" Rockstad Sr and Shirley Irene Nielsen.

Rip was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1985. He was a surfer, animal lover, process server, drummer, music lover, mega KISS fan, proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous and lover of life. He had many friends in the real world and Internet world as you can see by the outpouring of love on his Facebook page. He will always be remembered for his fantastic sense of humor, love of animals and love for his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Arup Rockstad, Florence Thomas, George Nielsen, Gladys Thornton, father Robert A Rockstad and his sister Patty. He is survived by his mother Shirley Nielsen, sisters Cathie, Dana, Debbie, Jill, nieces, his dogs, cats and Eddie the crow.

I knew Rip through animal rescue for many years. I would help him with wildlife he rescued.

Facebook "look back" video.

https://www.facebook.com/1402688270/videos/vb.1402688270/10201573364081601/?type=3&theater

Rip Rockstad, Robert Rockstad, obituary, obit, los angeles, california, 1967, 2015, surfer, friend, animal lover

Rip Rockstad, Robert Rockstad, obituary, obit, los angeles, california, 1967, 2015, surfer, friend, animal lover

(Left to right Rip, Debbie, mother Shirley, Patty, Dana, Jill, father Rocky) Rip Rockstad, Robert Rockstad, obituary, obit, los angeles, california, 1967, 2015, surfer, friend, animal lover

Rip Rockstad, Robert Rockstad, obituary, obit, los angeles, california, 1967, 2015, surfer, friend, animal lover

Rip Rockstad, Robert Rockstad, obituary, obit, los angeles, california, 1967, 2015, surfer, friend, animal lover


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There was a paddle out for him October 3, 2015 at Sunset Beach. There was a private memorial service on the same day. "Paddle out" is a surfing tradition where you get on your surfboard and paddle out to the deceased person's favorite surfing spot. You sit on your boards in a circle holding hands while you talk, think, pray about your dearly departed friend.



Photo by Roger Krueger

Update: "Eddie" the crow passed away of a broken heart October 11, 2015.


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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