Robert L. McCaslin

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McCASLIN,
Sen.Robert L.
"Bob"
(Age 84)

Passed away on March 13, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. Sen. McCaslin was born on April 20, 1926 in Warren, Ohio to George D. and Alene (Weber) McCaslin. Bob served in the U.S. Navy for 27 months during WWII. He has been a Spokane Valley resident for 59 years and was very active in his local community and in Washington State Government. He graduated in 1952 from Washington State College with a BA degree in Sociology. Bob was employed with Kaiser Aluminum for 17 years. He was a Production Advisor for Hindustan Aluminum Corp. in India and also worked with Comalco Proprietary Ltd in Sydney, Australia. He served in many local positions including Fire Commissioner for six years, former PTA President, former Chair of the Valley Chamber of Commerce, and most recently as a Spokane Valley City Council Member, elected in 2010. Sen. Bob McCaslin began his work as a Senator in 1980 and retired from the Washington State Senate in 2010 due to health issues. Sen. McCaslin was the last WWII veteran to serve in the Washington State Senate where he chaired numerous committees throughout his tenure. Bob is survived by his daughter: Janie McCaslin; son: Bob (Heather) McCaslin; and two grandchildren, Anne and Brian McCaslin all of the Spokane Valley. He is also survived by a sister Colleen; and brothers, George and Ray. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Wanda McCaslin in 1995. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 27, 2011 at University High School, 12420 E 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley WA, 99216. In Lieu of flowers memorial may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Sen. Bob McCaslin.

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Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 16 to Mar. 21, 2011
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