Robert Mackey

04-20-17-obit-Mackey-cphoto-5 inchesRobert Mackey, 76, died peacefully in his sleep April 7, 2017 at his Fallbrook home.

In 1955 he moved to Fallbrook when his parents, Wilbur and Marian Mackey, purchased the Fallbrook Enterprise newspaper. The Mackey family held the newspaper, which was founded in 1911, for 33 years before selling it to Escondido Times Advocate in 1988.

He graduated from Fallbrook Union High School in 1959 and then attended Palomar Junior College where he excelled as a student, joined the debate team, and won national honors in debate and public speaking.

Graduating with honors from Stanford University in 1965, Robert studied at Brandeis University for his doctorate before leaving to join his fellow Stanford student Carl Mitcham to co-author the book, Philosophy and Technology.

Robert lived in Kentucky for 30 years, then settled in Virginia before returning to Fallbrook in 2011.

He is survived by his brother, Charles, and three nephews Simon, Eliot and Jeffrey and a niece Carla.

2 Responses to "Robert Mackey"

  1. Sali Diamond-Hurst   April 24, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Chuck, My condolences to you and your family…..May your brother rest in peace……..With Hugs, Sali

  2. Anita Williams   May 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I forgot you had a brother, Charles. God speed and fair winds go with him. And my condolences to you and the kids. Aloha, Anita ([email protected])


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