Remembering a Former Member


On March 1, 2021 Bob Platzer left this world in body but not in spirit, after several years of physical problems. Bob was laid to rest in Bakersfield, CA. Bob is survived by his wife Linda of 45 years, and his 2 daughters and their family. Bob was 81.

In Hi School Bob sang in the choir, where he formed his own quartet. While in ROTC Bob learned how to fly an airplane. He joined the USAF in 1958. After serving in the USAF Bob joined the LAPD in 1961. In 1976 Bob married his sweetheart, Linda.

In 1990 Bob joined (SPEBSQSA) the Society for the Encouragement and Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Bob joined the San Fernando Valley Chapter, CA. Valleyaires Barbershop Chorus. Bob became bass section leader and led the daytime Community Outreach sing outs. Bob, with his deep bass voice was involved in 3 different chapters throughout his 31 years in the Society; Crescenta Valley, CA., San Fernando Valley, CA, and most recently South Bay, CA. Bob was also registered with 5 quartets. Bob Platzer was also an 8-year member of the Ancient Harmonious Society of Woodshedders.

In 2006 “60 Something” became the FWD Super Senior Quartet Champions with Chuck Walton- Bari, Jim Summers- Lead, Bob Platzer- Bass, and Jim Revell- Tenor. Even though Bob left our chorus in 2015, he continued to pay his dues up to March 202     

In the September/October issue of The Harmonizer, Bob Platzer is listed in the Chapter Eternal section of the Far Western District as South Bay (his last chapter).

For all of us who knew Bob, he was a bigger than life character with a quality bass voice. He will be missed by all who knew and sang with him. Bob is now reunited with his beloved “60 Something” quartet buddies.

Ben Marder, Membership VP. VHS  9-23-21