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“We would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Bobby. We enjoyed seeing and talking to him at Aunt Nette and Uncle Jimmy's...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Don and Patti Kuehner - KY

“Lois, Linda, and family; we are deeply saddened by your loss. Bob was a lucky man to have such an amazing wife and four beautiful daughters who were...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Peggy Baker - Winter Springs, FL

“Our deepest condolences on the passing of one of our dearest friends. I cherish the many good times working together (28 years) in the Presentation...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Charlie and Arlene Giardino - NY

“Jay, Lexie and I were deeply saddened to hear of his passing. We send all our love and prayers to you all during this time. He sounded like an...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jay & Becky Argiz - Aurora, CO

“Uncle Bobby was so much fun and always smiling. I remember fondly all the fun times we had at the East Islip house with all the cousins - Holiday...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Joan Washington McCool - Copiague, NY

“May you find peace in beautiful memories and a life well-lived. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Patti Giesler Mahl - Amherst, NY

“I'd like to share a sweet memory I had with Uncle Bobby. My family was visiting Grandma and Grandpa Washington at their home in Massapequa Park, ...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Diane Argiz - Denver, CO - Family

“Everytime our families would get together Uncle Bobby always had the biggest smile on his face and he just lit up the whole room.My biggest memory of...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: amy kuehner scott - FL - Family

“I think in every photo I've ever seen of Uncle Bobby, he's wearing a smile. I'll never forget his kindness to me when he shared stories about my...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Darlene Kuehner Baca - Charlotte, NC

“Recalling many happy childhood memories at the East Islip house... the big dinners, the warmth of family, the singing, the laughter and the love. ...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Blatz - Tulsa, OK - Family


Robert (Bob) Wallace Washington died peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the age of 90 surrounded and supported by his loving family during the last days of his life. Bob is survived by his devoted wife, Lois Washington; his daughters and their spouses: Linda (Scott) LaPointe, Marianne (Mansel) Cochran, Laura (Bill) Spangenberg, and Elizabeth (Scott) Conderman; his grandchildren: Nicole (Jared) Baker, Karen Cochran, Rachael (James) White, Ellyn (Alex) Mouro, Gabrielle and Landon Spangenberg, Grey and Noelle Conderman; his great grandchildren, Renee and Mabel Baker; and his siblings Jack Washington, Thelma Kuehner, and Joy Kramer. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, P. Alvin and Florence Washington, and his sisters June Pelfrey and Vennette Post.

Bob was born in Brooklyn, New York, and spent most of his childhood years living in Valley Stream, New York. He enjoyed singing and acting and worked as an usher at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He married Lois in 1954, together raising four beautiful daughters in East Islip, New York. Bob worked at Grumman in Bethpage, New York, as an artist for thirty-eight years. While working for Grumman, he built a thriving sign business, including lettering school busses, firetrucks, and storefronts. Much of his work can still be seen throughout Long Island, New York, a legacy of which his family is very proud. He was a self-taught calligraphist and mastered the art of pin striping and gold leafing. He spent many evenings and weekends in his garage meticulously lettering signs and documents. He enjoyed bowling at Oscars on Friday nights, eating an entire tray (6!) of Carvel Flying Saucers, and devouring Stanley's crumb buns, jelly doughnuts, and crullers on Sunday mornings. He liked to watch football, bowling, boxing, and golf with a scotch or Budweiser. After retirement, Bob and Lois moved to Lady Lake, Florida, where he happily spent many hours on the golf course.

Bob will be remembered for how he loved the simple pleasures of life, for being funny and carefree, and for bringing laughter to our lives. We will always cherish the life lessons he lived and taught us, that "Nothing is ever as hard as it seems."

And especially, "It's very good to drive with no hands!"