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Robert Wayne McCullugh
01/09/1929 — 01/16/2020
From Richland, WA | Born in Des Moines, IA
Robert Wayne McCullugh
Robert W. McCullugh died on January 16, 2020 in Richland, WA. He was 91. Bob was born in Des Moines, IA but lived his grade school and high school years in Portland, OR. He graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, PA in 1951 and was employed at Hanford until resigning in 1970 to accept a position with the private enterprise of Exxon Nuclear in Richland. He held various management positions with Exxon Nuclear in Bellevue, WA, Idaho Falls, ID and Richland, WA until retiring in 1989. He especially enjoyed fly-fishing and golf in his retirement years.
His wife, Ruth Jordan McCullugh; son, Stephen; both parents and his sister Betty preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, David (wife Penny) of Placitas, NM; daughter, Connie Brown of Richland, WA; son, Jeffrey of Ellensburg, WA; son, Paul (wife Christine) of Redmond, WA; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 am followed by a Graveside Inurnment at Sunset Gardens in Richland. The family would like for you to join them at 1:00 pm for a reception at Christ the King Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
We have known Bob for over 60 years. Don shared wonderful times with him hunting ducks, fishing streams and lakes, golfing at Sham, and playing basketball. Joan was Bob’s secretary for several years when he managed the Tech Grad program at Hanford. Don and Bob had the same birthday so we celebrated that event together as well as many other good times throughout the years. We will miss him. He was a great friend.
Bob was my CYO Basketball Coach as well as a father of David,one of my best friends during my high school years.
Bob was into hunting and fishing and I learned a lot from him! He taught us how to tie flies and how to be a better hunter. On one early morning winter duck hunting trip up the river, Dave and I were showing him our proficiency and safety of running up the river only to beach our ski boat on a rocky shoal. Bob was calm and cool and word never got back to my parents to the best of my knowledge. Thanks Bob for being generous with your time to us teenagers and the leadership you exemplified!