Robert ”Bob” R. Black

06/21/1921 — 10/01/2005

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Salix, Iowa

Robert ”Bob” R. Black

Robert R. Bob Black, 84, of Kennewick, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2005, at Kadlec Medical Center.

He was born to Walter and Grace Forsyth Black on June 21, 1921 in Salix, Iowa.  When Robert was 2, the family moved to California.

From February 13, 1940 until February 16, 1946, Robert served in the U. S. Navy.  He served under Admiral Halsey, was engaged in 18 major battles, and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.  He was awarded the Victory Medal for World War II, the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal 10 stars, Philippine Liberation Medal 2 stars, the American Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Robert Black and Madeline Shirey McCargar were married February 15, 1947.  They lived in Long Beach, CA until 1987, and in Temecula, CA until 1999, when they moved to Kennewick to be near their family.  He loved reading and crossword puzzles and enjoyed fishing with his family.  He was an avid golfer since 1947 and was a member of the Canyon Lakes Golf Course.

He entered the Long Beach, California Fire Department in March 1948 and retired December 31, 1975 with the rank of Captain.

Robert is survived by his wife, Madeline; son, Charles McCargar and wife, Susan; grandchildren, Lynn Tanasse and husband Joel, and Michael McCargar and wife Kris; and great grandchildren, Cayden Tanasse, Cody McCargar and Colton McCargar.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Eugene Black.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at Richland Lutheran Church.

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  • Madeline, We want you to know that you and Bob will always hold a special place in our hearts. We have been your neighbors for over 6 years and both of you have been a huge example and mentors to us. Bob always took the time to share his life lessons with us and he will be dearly missed. I remember him telling us his adventures in the military and I thought that it was an honor to live next to a real American hero. We always enjoyed our time together and our kids loved Bob so very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Albert, Blanca, Isaiah and Ezequiel Torres

    Albert, Blanca, Isaiah and Ezequiel Torres
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Madeline, I was so sorry to read about Bob’s passing in the newspaper. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I always loved seeing you both at the bank. I hope to see you sometime in the near future. Belva

    Belva Whitlock
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US