Obituary of Robert Webber
It is with deep sadness we announce the recent and sudden passing of Robert (Bob) Webber at his home on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Bob, the youngest of two children, was born in San Diego, California in 1942 to Gladys Fletcher and Elmer Webber. He spent his elementary years in Park City, Utah, moving and settling in Seattle, Washington as a teen graduating from Roosevelt High School. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ed Webber. He is survived by the love of his life and wife, Pat; children, Kelly, Rhonda, Gina, Robert, and Doug; grandchildren, Robert, Michael, Nicholas, Zachary, Rachel, Christiana, Douglas and Ben; and great grandson Severin. Bob and Pat were married on North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and spend their years together fishing, prawning, boating and traveling as well as spending time with their many friends in the Birch Bay Village Yacht Club and Semiahmoo Yacht Club. Bob joined the Navy in 1960 where he worked as a Radiological Controls Shift Supervisor on submarines and acquired the education leading to his career as a Nuclear Engineer. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1969, moving on to work at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as a Nuclear Plant Test Engineer and Manager. Following the shipyard, Bob continued his combustion engineering career working at many nuclear power plants and furthered his education and ranking. In his twenty-five years of nuclear experience, Bob was responsible for the planning, scheduling and conduct of outage, new construction, startup, maintenance and decommissioning activities on both commercial and nuclear plants. But this was not the extent of the legacy he leaves behind. At the core of his being, Bob knew that people matter and everyone that came in contact with him would say that about Bob. He made everyone he met feel like his entire attention was on them. He made people feel special. His smile and laughter were contagious and if that didn't pull a person up, his actions would. Bob put everyone else before himself. He was loving, caring, affectionate, humorous, and humble. His work ethic was not about the dollar, it was because he knew that how hard he worked affected the people he worked with and for. His legacy is the love he left behind. That love shines in everyone who was fortunate enough to have met him. It didn't matter if you were in his life for a moment or a lifetime, he gave his love just the same. His physical presence is no longer with us, but his legacy lives on in us all. We would like to bring his legacy of love together to celebrate his life at the Birch Bay Village Clubhouse on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 2:00pm. Please sign the book of memories, light a candle, and leave your condolences for the family at www.jernfh.com
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