Bob's battle with cancer ended Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 5:00 am. He was surrounded with family and friends.
Bob was born in Seattle, raised on Capitol Hill, attended St Joes, Seattle Prep and Seattle University before entering the Air Force, where he served four years.
Family members include Lora Lee, his wife of 57 years; daughter Alice (Bob) Muncy of Puyallup; son Gerald of Tacoma; grandchildren Timothy (Svitlana), Jason and Heather; great-grandson Benjamin George; sister JoAnne; nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his parents Carl and Anne Carlson of Seattle.
Memorial Mass 11 am Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 5510 N. 44th St, Tacoma, WA 98407. Reception following the service. Remembrances in Bob's name may be made to Franciscan Hospice House, PO Box 1502, Tacoma, WA 98401.