Posted On March 19th, 2017 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser Obituaries
Passed away peacefully at the Queen's Medical Center on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 79. Bob is survived by wife, Evelyn; Sons Robert & Wife Susan, and David & Wife Celia; Grandchildren, Erin, Robert, Roxanne, and David. He is preceded in death by Father Robert, Mother Mae, and Brother Roger. Bob was born on April 25, 1937 in Hilo, Hawaii. He attended Pahoa, Honokaa, Castle, and Nanakuli High schools, and graduated from Waipahu High School in 1955. In 1959 he graduated from Oregon State University (College) with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After a 3-year enlistment as Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Navy, he pursued a career as a Nuclear Engineer at the Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard working with nuclear submarines until his retirement in 1992. He spent his retirement tending to his coffee farm in Holualoa on the slopes of Hualalai on the Big Island, traveling the world with the love of his life, Evie, and doting on his grandchildren. Bob was an accomplished outdoorsman who loved camping, fishing and hunting, and was often successful in bringing something home for the table. Many summers were spent driving around the United States, Canada, and Mexico in their RV, and it was not unusual to find his grandkids tagging along on one of the adventures. He always kept a positive outlook on life all the way until his passing, and in his customary manner left quietly in the night. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017 with Visitation: 9:30 am and Services: 10:30 am at: Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel Mililani Memorial Park Road Waipahu, Hawaii 96797 Website: http://www.mililanimemorial.com/ Telephone: (808) 677-5631 ext. 1 Burial Services are scheduled for 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery 45-349 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob's life. Casual attire. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Physicians, Nurses, Therapists, and Staff at Queen's Medical Center for the care and dedication they provided to Bob and his family.
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