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PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet Robert Brockway, retired La Jolla tax attorney

PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet Robert Brockway, retired La Jolla tax attorney

For his first visit to San Diego, Robert Brockway didn’t fly ... because San Diego didn’t have an airport yet.

Brockway, who turned 100 on April 12, was one of La Jolla’s most prominent tax attorneys for 50 years. Estates, trusts and real estate were his specialty. He wrote the lease for one of the first Toyota dealerships in the United States. (It was on Pearl Street.)

But the widower spends this afternoon, as he does most, finding things to read and do around his apartment at the Chateau La Jolla senior community. This includes playfully insulting his nurse, Alma.

“Would you like to sit on my lap for the photo?” Brockway asks her. (Alma laughs as she fixes his shirt...

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