Carlsbad loses beloved community member, Bob Scholl

On behalf of everyone with the City of Carlsbad, we wish to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Bob Scholl, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 93.

Bob, a retired educator, was so many different things to so many people. He moved to Carlsbad in 1957 and taught at Sunset Elementary and Eddy School. So many residents and former residents fondly remember having him as a teacher.

He served on our library board and on the MLK Jr. Scholarship Committee. He took care of many of Carlsbad’s cats, volunteered at the Cat’s Meow, participated in police ride-alongs and was an active member of the community theatre, where he often acted alongside fellow educator Lynne Pitcaithley. Bob was a radio host on KCCC Radio for decades and did hundreds of “Faces of Carlsbad” television shows for Channel 23. He assisted us on the Heritage Days Committee, the Police Department Citizens Advisory Board and the Beautification Committee, among many others.

Bob was also a veteran. Even people who never met Bob may have seen him walking around town – he averaged more than 90 miles a month even in his 90s.

Bob was an inspiration to so many people in Carlsbad and he will be missed. To his wife, Lawanda, and family – we want you to know that the entire city shares in your grief. We were so blessed to have Bob in this community. We have been informed that there will be no memorial service at this time – it will take place in the future.

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

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