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Robert Joseph "Bob" Monks

1926 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Robert Joseph "Bob" Monks Obituary
Robert Joseph "Bob" Monks

Poulsbo, WA

Dec. 17, 1926 to May 16, 2018

Robert Joseph "Bob" Monks passed away on May 16, 2018. He was born in Red Lake, Minnesota on December 17, 1926 to Joseph and Rosella Monks.

He attended Chiloquin High School in Oregon and later served with the US Army in World War II in the Philippines. Bob graduated from the University of Portland with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1952.

Pacific NW Bell (Telephone Co.) employed Bob for 32 years as a Professional Engineer, where he worked on the design and construction of many major buildings in Seattle.

Bob and his wife Barbara (Burke) were married on June 19, 1954. They lived in Shoreline for 30 years before building a house and moving to Poulsbo Washington in 1993. Where they were members of St. Olaf Parish.

After retirement in 1987 Bob worked for the Edmonds school district and later volunteered with construction of the Poulsbo Library and with St. Vincent DePaul.

His passions included fishing, hunting, teaching finances, watching Mariners games and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife Barbara and children Joe Monks (Heather Lavin), Eileen (Joe) Reza, Anne Monks, Casey (Mike) Steinke, Patty (Charlie) Tomsett, Bob (Jacquie) Monks and 12 grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his son Tom Monks.

We will forever remember Bob's encouraging words, caring nature and wonderful sense of humor.

A Memorial service will be held June 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Luke's Parish, 322 N. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98133.

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Published in Kitsap Sun on May 30, 2018
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