Robert ‘Bob’ Whiting, age 96, of Auburn, formerly of Kent, Sequim, and West Seattle passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017.  Bob was born in St Paul, MN on September 6, 1921.  He graduated from Garfield High School and Seattle University. 

Bob proudly served in the US Army in WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism.  He was a loving husband, father, and “papa.” Always able to brighten a room with his cheery disposition, he will be sorely missed by his family and friends. 

Bob and his wife Jean recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.   He is preceded in death by his parents Royal and Genevieve; brothers Donald, James, Kenneth, and Richard; sisters Lois Latimore and Dorothy Dixon and son Kevin.  

Bob is survived by his wife Jean and children Linda Maxwell, Diane Douty and Robert Jr.; 5 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. 

A memorial mass for Bob will be held on November 13, 2017 at Providence Mt. St. Vincent Chapel in West Seattle at 11:00 a.m.

Published in the Westside Seattle print edition, November 10, 2017.