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Robert Krase was born in San Francisco, California on March 9, 1947. In 1954 his family moved to San Mateo to escape the city. After graduating from high school in June 1965 he attended UC Berkeley, where he graduated with a degree in Slavic Literature in June 1969. In 1970, as a graduate student at UC Berkeley, Robert earned a Fulbright Fellowship that took him to Yugoslavia, where he spent two years translating American literature into Serbian. In 1973 Robert decided to attend law school at UC Hastings because his Aunt Mary told him he was good at arguing. He graduated in June 1976 order of the Coif, was admitted to practice law in California on January 4, 1977 and in Alaska on May 1, 1977. Robert eventually moved to Springville, Ca in 1981 and established a private practice in Porterville in 1982. In addition to a successful law practice, he spent 40 years as a Rotary Member of the Porterville Chapter and 37 years as board member of the Family Crisis Center. Robert loved the outdoors and would regularly backpack, kayak, mountain bike and ski with his friends and family. After battling cancer for more than two years, he passed on March 24, 2022 at the age of 75. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Pamela Krase, their 7 children and 9 grandchildren.