Robert C.E. Love
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November 29, 1952 - December 29, 2012
SALEM - Robert C. E. Love, 60, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack December 29, 2012. He was born November 29, 1952, in London, England, to Bob and Patricia Love. He graduated from Randolph High School at Randolph Air force Base in Texas and Pacific University. He Joined the Navy on May 31, 1973 and left the Navy in 79 to join the US Coast guard. He married Deborah Dawn Hostettler on May 3, 1975 in Grafton, Wisconsin. They celebrated 37 years of marriage this year. Robert worked as an Occupational Therapist at providence Hospital in Portland for the last several years. Robert was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt, fish, hike, travel, garden and do woodworking. In the last 5 years his passion was Dragon Boat Racing in Portland on the Willamette River. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and his beloved dog, Tipsy. Robert is survived by his wife Deborah, daughter Danielle (Doug) Fransisco, son Sean (Amy) Love, his 4 grandchildren, Jaelynn, Emery, Tate, and Wyatt. He is also survived by his Partner of 5 yrs Joann Benson, father, Bob (Gil) Love, sister Sandy Love, brother Edward Love, and brother and sister in law Gary and Elaine Hostettler. He will be greatly missed by us all!
A service for Robert will be held on Monday January 7, 2013 at 3:00 for family and friends with a gathering to remember his life to follow. The service will be held at the Willamette National cemetery. 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd. Portland, Or 97086. The gathering will immediatley follow at Gloria'z Pub and Grill. 13175 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, Or.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 3, 2013