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Robert Warren Rehwalt

12/02/1953 — 04/04/2024

From Pasco, WA | Born in Roseburg, OR

Robert Warren Rehwalt

Robert Warren Rehwalt (Bob) passed away suddenly on April 4, 2024.

Bob was born December 2, 1953 in Roseburg, Oregon.  Bob was 70 years young and lived his life filled with golfing, camping, fishing, building fishing rods, watching the Oregon Ducks, being a friend, a father, and a husband.  He recently took an interest in carving rock and making arrowheads. Bob shared his hobbies with friends and his son, passing his love for basketball, fishing, and golfing to his son.  Bob was strong willed and stubborn but had a big heart and a great sense of humor.  Bob brought laughter to every conversation no matter the subject.

His family moved to Springfield, Oregon where Bob attended school and grew up with friends that he had continued to keep in touch with.  During his school years Bob excelled in sports, especially basketball where his name was a common item on the sports page of local newspapers during the 70’s.  At 6’9” Bob’s presence always drew attention; he had a knack for making friends easily and was known by many as ‘Dr. Reh’.  The Bob we all knew had great jokes, loved rock-n-roll music, the ocean and spending time exploring Oregon and Washington. With friends and family, he often took day trips in Oregon sharing his knowledge of the terrain and scoping out places to visit or camp in the future.  His goal was to spend time fishing the ocean and nearby lakes. Bob enjoyed barbecuing and for many years had a tradition of wearing a kamikaze pilot hat while cooking the Thanksgiving turkey.

Bob met his wife, Becky while working at a nuclear plant and this was followed by twelve years of traveling across the U.S. working, creating new friendships, and living in a variety of states. Bob continued his nuclear work at the Hanford site in Washington for 10 years before retiring.  Bob and Becky made their home in Bend, Oregon for over 30 years until recently moving to Pasco, Washington.

Bob is survived by his wife of 35 years, Becky; his son Jacob; and his brother William.  Bob was predeceased by his parents Forrest and Lola Rehwalt.

Those we love do not go away. They walk beside us every day.  Unseen, unheard, but always nearby.  Still loved, still missed and very dear.  Bob, your friends and family miss you!

 

Celebration of Life for Bob
June 1, 2024
2:00 – 6:00 pm
2909 Road 72 Pasco, WA (Bob’s house)
Optional items to bring:  An outside chair, a snack to share, your favorite beverage and a ‘Bob’ story to share in conversations.

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  • Bob and me had been friends for 50 years roommates a couple times when he needed a place to stay but most of all our share of the outdoors … You are surely missed my friend and I will see you at the cow camp again… Love ya brother

    Norman Hill
    May 15, 2024
    Springfield Oregon
  • Fond memories of Bob on the basketball court! Lots of fun times off the court as well. Sorry to have lost touch these many years. Happy to hear that his life was filled with family and outdoor living.

    Terry (Wilson) Scherer
    April 28, 2024
    SISTERS
  • My condolences to Bob’s Family

    Steve Seger
    April 20, 2024
    Lakewood, WA
  • My heart and prayers go out to Bill and the family. Bob was an important part of my youthful days and I will forever remember him. “I always thought I’d see you baby…one more time again.”

    Anonymous
    April 20, 2024
  • Bob was a great guy, he was always a joy to be around. Bob made working an outage shutdown at Trojan fun. I have fond memories of rafting the Deschutes river and playing golf with him is Bend. Rest in peace old friend. I am so very sorry for his families loss.

    Jon Wiles
    April 16, 2024
    Pasco, Wa
  • Corvette’s
    Fabulous restaurant’s
    Rock &roll
    Great roommate in the 80’s
    And one hell of a great Friend
    Going to be missed Reh !

    Anonymous
    April 14, 2024
  • The Rehwalts were our neighbors for 30 years. We watched all the kids grow up in the neighborhood. Living on a cul-de-sac had its perks. 4th of July activities, snowblower races etc. Watchful eyes in the neighborhood.
    Bob and I would talk fishing and boating. Always a story to share. Loved the parents visits too.
    Bob told me once that during a tryout for the NBA, Truck Robinson broke his nose.
    So many things to recall…I’ miss those days.
    Great neighbors.

    Terry Brown
    April 12, 2024
    Bend
  • Great high school memories

    Ron Hein
    April 12, 2024
    Springfield, Or.
  • Big Bob as I liked to call him was a very smart and wonderful man to work with. Always willing to fill and work gaps that were needed.
    The planet earth will be a little less a happy place with his passing.

    Brian F.

    Brian Fauver
    April 12, 2024
    Ocean Shores Wa.
  • A light that will always burn bright in memory, even if only glimpsed for a moment

    Nicole Markle
    April 11, 2024
    Hanford coworker
  • Bob will be kept in my memories for as long as I still exist. It has been years since I last saw him but still considered him a close friend. I had always hoped that someday we would get to fly fish together again.

    Butch Leone
    April 11, 2024
    Aitutaki, Cook Islands
  • My heart is shattered. Bein accepted in his family almost 12 years ago when i was introduced to him by his son jacob. An bein a huge part of my life i looked up to him. Figurativly and literally. The stories told, the laughter endless, an the trips and get togethers with becky and bob i was able to be part of their family an have many many memories to hold onto. I will truly miss him.

    Shawnyse Crouch
    April 11, 2024
    Oregon
  • I am deeply saddened by the loss of Bob, someone I truly admired and respected. Working alongside him at the Hanford site, I saw firsthand his dedication, wisdom, and the genuine care he had for those around him. Bob was not just a mentor and a guide to me, but also a friend I could count on in times of need. His guidance was invaluable, and his friendship was a gift I cherished. Bob’s remarkable character and his willingness to help others have left an indelible mark on my life. I will miss him greatly.

    Joshua
    April 11, 2024
    Daymon
  • I am heartbroken.

    Evelyn Rehwalt
    April 11, 2024
    Madras OR
  • Bob was one of my lifetimes greatest friends, it’s hard to imagine he is no longer with us. I loved him like a brother, I regret not being better at contacting my old friends. He will be missed, and will always be in my heart.

    Kelly Ledgerwood
    April 11, 2024
    Prosser Washington
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