I am Robert's widow. He was born (as you stated) Sept. 3, 1936, and according to what he has told me, he was born in SLC, Utah but raised in and around Menan(?), Idaho. There are several of his relatives in that town.
Among some of the names that he spoke of were his father Max, a cousin Reggie (Regenold?) Balif, and a few others that I cannot remember at this time.
His mother was Irene but on Robert's birth certificate the mother's last name is listed as Matheopul(?).
Robert had said that his mother's name had been shortened as her full last name was Matheopolus(?).
Just out of curiosity, would you be Susie? He always spoke of a Susie as being his grandaughter.
Sadly Robert passed away near Foresthill, Calif. in 2001.
If you would like more information, feel free to contact me through my name here at yahoo dot com