Russell Roberson, a 20-year resident of Mountain View, died December 2 in Brentwood, Calif. He was 54.
He recently bought a new home in Brentwood, where he lived with his wife, Pamela and son, Alex.
He received a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University, and was employed by NASA Ames. He was an active basketball player, runner and musician, and was a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants and the Warriors, his family said. He enjoyed playing his guitar, bass guitar and drums with a band, "War," in the 1980s, and taught numerous people as a hobby, according to his wife.
Robertson is survived by his wife, Pamela Hilton of Brentwood; son Alex Roberson; step-daughters Christa Sanchez and Alyshia Sanchez; and two granddaughters, Raelyn and Maxine.
No memorial service is planned.