Memorial planned July 29th for Robert Ross Nohl, 1942-2012

July 20, 2012 at 4:24 am | In Obituaries, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 11 Comments

A memorial is planned July 29th for Bob Nohl, a native West Seattleite. From his family:

Robert Ross Nohl
Born May 20, 1942
Died July 13, 2012

Robert Ross Nohl, 70, passed away peacefully on July 13th after a valiant battle with cancer.

Bob was born in West Seattle to Robert G. and Dorothy Nohl on May 20, 1942. He was a proud graduate in the West Seattle High School class of 1960. He then served in the US Army in Taiwan. Bob loved being a commercial fisherman from Alaska to San Francisco before he started a landscape business in the Seattle area.

In his heart, Bob was always a farmer. Bob and his wife Colleen loved to travel and relished in the culture and diversity they discovered. Bob loved people and loved to talk.

He had a gift that made one feel as if they were the only person in the world. He made everyone feel welcome. Bob was happiest when he was entertaining friends with his excellent cooking in his gourmet kitchen. He always loved a party. Building an off-the-grid home in Port Townsend was his passion for the last 15 years.

He died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Bob had many friends because he was such a welcoming, kind, and loving man. He will be missed by all who knew him. People far and wide will miss his smile, sense of humor and his friendly, easy-going manner.

A memorial will be held July 29, 2012, at the West Seattle Golf Course, 1:00 – 4:00.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bob’s name to the West Seattle Food Bank.

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11 Comments

  1. I never knew Bobs middle name. It fits perfect. My deepest sorrow to Colleen and all who were touched by this wonderful man. He was all and more of what this says of him.

    Love, Love, Love
    M

    Comment by ensignmarvin — 9:37 am July 20, 2012 #

  2. Bob was always a warm and genuine person to visit with everytime we saw him. I had no idea that chemo hadn’t worked. I am in shock. Monti and I will miss him. My heart goes out Colleen. I am so sorry.

    Comment by Tina Gilbert — 10:27 am July 20, 2012 #

  3. Our loves and our prayers go to Colleen from my family. Bob, you will be missed and I am so glad that I got the chance to know you at Gagners’ dinners every time!

    Love you!

    Comment by samson — 2:50 pm July 20, 2012 #

  4. bob was an amazing man. his presence on this planet will be missed.

    Comment by jeff — 2:57 pm July 20, 2012 #

  5. Plain and simple Bob was a fun guy to be around! Always smiling and talking he loved life and was a genuine neat guy. And he had this cool voice and way of talking that made all his stories so entertaining! RIP Bob and condolences to your family and all your friends.

    Comment by dee — 3:10 pm July 20, 2012 #

  6. L.L., my deepest thoughts and love go out to you. and we’ll raise a toast to your loved one. Bob was cool.

    Comment by L.L. Forever — 8:25 pm July 20, 2012 #

  7. We miss you, Bob. You have our deepest sympathies, Colleen.

    Danny and Ellen

    Comment by Danny McMillin — 11:17 pm July 20, 2012 #

  8. We will miss Bob’s sunny smile, kind words, hardy laughter and warm embrace.

    Our lives are so much richer because we had a chance to know him.
    His bright light will be missed.

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Colleen and all those who loved him.

    With deepest sympathy, Patty & Steve Taylor

    Comment by Patty & Steve — 6:23 pm July 21, 2012 #

  9. Bob was a wonderfully happy guy that would always end up putting you in stitches. You will be missed.

    Comment by Matt Clark — 8:13 pm July 23, 2012 #

  10. My heart hurts for your loss Colleen. I have no words of wisdom. But this much I know is true:
    ‘you are a special woman with a warmth and compassion that you share with all of us. You are Much Loved and we are all better people because we know you.’ hugs always and forever Bon Oldwyn

    Comment by bon oldwyn — 7:47 am July 24, 2012 #

  11. We have all lost a dear friend… his humor, political views, gardening talents. He was kind and caring… a truly beautiful person… he will be missed! Love to Colleen in your loss.

    Comment by Kathleen Kent — 4:20 pm July 27, 2012 #

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