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Robert M. Culp
1925 - 2013

Robert M. Culp, former principal of Campbell High School and an active member of the community, has died in Carlsbad California, where he moved after retirement.

Culp, who was almost 88, is survived by his wife Phyllis and three sons, Gregory, Gary and Jeffry and four grandsons.

Born in Great Falls, MT, he came to California at the age of two. He served in the Air Force during World War II, attended San Jose State (then College) and started his career at Campbell High School as a woodshop teacher. He later served as Dean of Boys, Vice Principal, and Principal of Campbell and Westmont High Schools. He was an active member of Campbell Rotary for 36 years and received the Paul Harris Fellow Service Award.

He worked for Metropolitan Adult Education Program administering court mandated programs. He served 20 years as a consultant, coordinator and administrator at West Valley/ Mission College overseeing their court mandated programs.

Bob was known for his hobby of working with wood, creating many lovely pieces both for his home and as gifts he shared with others. He was active in the Campbell community, contributing to the Campbell museum and to information about local history.