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With the wind at his back, Bob took his final journey on April 8, 2013 in Burlington with his loving family at his side.

Bob loved to travel and was fortunate in his retirement to travel the world with his wife Pat. His favorite place was the Taj Mahal.

Bob's goal was to reach 100 and he surpassed that by 7 weeks, He was born on February 13, 1913 to Henry and Elizabeth Kobervig in Everett.

Bob graduated from Highline high school in South Seattle, and received his engineering degree from General Motors institute in Flint, Michigan.

Bob was a first mate in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

Bob married Patria Johnson in 1946 and they moved to Leavenworth to help his father Henry run the family apple orchard business.

In 1952 Bob moved his family to Seattle and started working at the Boeing Co. There he was a tool designer and senior research engineer and lastly a liaison for the 747 in Everett. Bob also enjoyed golfing with is old cronies at the Skagit Golf and Country Club where he was a member.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth Kobervig and his sister, Katherine Buckley.

He is survived by his loving wife Pat of 68 years, son, Robert P. Kobervig (Dedrian) of Camino, CA, daughter, Karen Quesnell of Mount Vernon, sister Margaret Larson of Tacoma, 5 granddaughters, Marla Quesnell (Ben Hazelwood) of Mount Vernon, Kira Quesnell (James Sigafoos) of San Clemente CA, Lacey Quesnell of Sedro-Woolley, Christine Kobervig of San Francisco CA, Carolyn Kobervig of Ithica NY, 2 great-grandchildren Willa and Alex Hazelwood of Mount Vernon and many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the caring staff at S.V.S.V.

Services planned for a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Fred Hutcheson Cancer Research Center at

Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Apr. 14, 2013
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