Robert Thomas "Bob" McCartney (April 17, 1927 - September 28, 2013)

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Robert Thomas "Bob" McCartney, 86, of Port Angeles passed away at his home on September 28, 2013.

Born in Seattle, Washington, on April 17, 1927, Robert graduated from Franklin High School. He served in the U.S. Navy, Pacific Theater, during World War II. He graduated from the University of Washington's School of Forestry and spent his entire working career in his chosen field.

Robert married Anna Delia Hartwig in 1950, and together, they raised four sons: Mike, Chris, Terry and Kevin. He coached Little League Baseball and was both a Cub Scout Master and Boy Scout Master in Everett, Washington, where the family resided until the move to Port Angeles in 1972.

Robert and his business partner, Glen Priest, built Eclipse Timber in Port Angeles into a successful enterprise and sold the business in 1980. Robert and Anna formed an antique business and peddled their wares throughout the Western United States for almost 30 years.

Robert was passionate about community service. He held a lifelong belief in the positive values of Scouting.

He earned his Eagle badge, was honored with the Silver Beaver Award, conducted numerous Eagle Scout ceremonies and served on the Chief Seattle Council Executive Board for many years.

An active member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, he chaired fundraising efforts and together with Anna initiated many successful antique shows at the church. In 1988, Robert co-chaired the successful $1 million campaign to build the new YMCA building.

He was president of the Puget Sound Log Scaling and Grading Bureau. Through donations and equipment from Eclipse Timber, Robert helped with both the construction of the community Little League fields and helped build the track at Port Angeles High School.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Anna, and his son Kevin. He is survived by his sons Mike, Chris (Sheila) and Terry (Jinny), as well as six grandsons and one great-grandson.

There will be a private memorial service next year.

Donations may be sent in Robert's name to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 6, 2013
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