On August 7, 2011, Robert L. Boe, Sr. left this earth to be with Jesus. After a 4-year battle with Cancer, he is now in a better place and at peace. He was born to Charles and Catherine Boe on March 5, 1928 in Seattle, Washington.
He served in the US Navy during World War II from 1945 until 1949. Robert was a Radar Technician aboard the minesweeper, USS McCook, and other ships.
He loved to skate and was Head Floor Guard at Rollerland in Renton, from 1958 until 1963. Robert worked at Boeing Company for 31 years as a journeyman machinist retiring in April 1992.
Robert moved to Oak Harbor with his wife Susan in July 1992 because he really loved the area so much. He served many years as Oak Harbor citizens on Patrol and on Island County Citizen Patrol.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Susan, his daughter Barbara Vasey (Joel), son Robert L. Boe, Jr., two brothers Charles C. Boe (Marlene) and Roy A. McWilliams (Veryl), his sister, Betty McNeelan. Three Grandsons, Jesse Sorrells, Christopher Sorrells (Angel) and Michael Boe also survive him. He was also blessed with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his younger brother Donald Boe.
The family suggests memorials be made to either of the following in Robert Boe's name: Home Care of Whidbey Hospital, 101 N. Main St., Coupeville, WA 98239 or Hospice of the Northwest, 819 S. 13th St. Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Funeral services for Robert will be at Burley Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM with burial at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton. Friends may go online at www.burleyfuneralchapel.com to sign a guest book and leave messages for the family.