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Condolence From: Dick Bogar
Condolence: Ellen,

Many years have past since Robert "O" and I worked, hunted and shot together at GHR&P club, but his passing as sad as it is still brings a smile when I think about the crazy things we
did at work that would bring the cops to the work place in this day and age. Working on
firearms, casting bullets or making fishing gear was all in a days work so to speak. Those times in the duck blind in the early gray morning hours followed by swing shift at the mill or
at the rifle range shooting DCM matches with lead bullets that Bob cast at work all leave fond memories. But you know probably the best example of Bob's character showed though when I broke my leg one night while out feeding the cows. I had step on a frozen cow pie. After a few days at home with a cast on I went back to work. At that time I was on the evaporators, which Bob trained me to operated. It was soon discovered that I had a problem making my changeovers. Well, who step in but Robert "O" saying, “you take my readings on the power boiler and I'll make your changes." I believe that was about the time I gave Bob the bullet casting mold and sizer. I am sorry I had not stopped by over the years to say hello to that old "Duffer" at Duffy....

Dick Bogar
East Hoquiam
Monday August 03, 2009
Condolence From: Richard Hickerson
Condolence: I have memories that will be with me forever.he will be missed.
Friday July 31, 2009
Condolence From: Pat (Bailey) Englund
Condolence: Ellen and Family,
I was so sorry to read of Bob passing in the paper. I still have many fond memories of your family when I lived across the street from your home. I send my condolences to all of you.
Pat (Bailey) Englund
Wednesday July 29, 2009
Condolence From: Tony Airhart
Condolence: Bob was a great guy and a pleasure to work with and for. He was always so helpful to us younger guys--a good teacher and never made you feel ignorant or inept. His sense of humor and easy manner came through as he coached you along.
Of course, working in the powerhouse was an interesting assignment. Always lots going on...some of it even had to do with making steam. Bob always seemed to have a lawnmower or outboard motor standing by for graveyard shift and many was the night that the control room desk was converted to a workbench. If you were his helper--you learned a lot about firing boilers because there were priorities and lawnmowers needed repair so someone had to watch the boilers!
When he was just a relief Shift Engineer one night, someone had sent in a generator, lawnmower and outboard for Bob to look at. I was the Fireman's helper and was assigned the task of carrying these somewhat heavy and bulky items to the Firing Deck--up the stairs, mind you. Our large fuel oil storage tank began to leak-- a big deal and one that meant everyone from the big bosses to the Coast Guard was about to show up. Bob came rolling through the shack...a bit wide-eyed...threw me the keys to his truck and said "GET THAT CRAP OUTA HERE, NOW!!!" So while Bob managed the crisis, Tony got to carry said generator, mower and outboard back down several flights of stairs and stash them safely in the truck!
Bob must have felt an element of compassion for the task of carrying that heavy stuff and learned from it. I say that because many years later a new bar-sized refrigerator was purchased for the Shift Engineer's office. Rather than overwork the helper...Bob decided he would lash it to the manlift and send it up that way. (The manlift was a 12" wide belt that ran vertically several stories up through the powerhouse. You stood on a small step and held onto a handhold as it passed through openings in the floors.)It was a sound plan right up until the measurements regarding whether said frig would FIT through the floor opening proved false. Always resourceful, Bob and crew figured out how to unjam the wedged refrigerator and get it to its proper location with only a few dents to remind us all to tease Bob at every opportunity for years to come.
I have nothing but good memories of Bob, nothing but positives to say about him. He was an excellent Fireman/Shift Engineer, an excellent man and an excellent friend. I consider it an honor to be able to call him a friend. He will be missed by many. My sincere condolences go out to his family.
Wednesday July 29, 2009

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