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

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 The Seattle Times from May 29 to May 30, 2018.
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May 23, 2019
Bob continues to be gratefully remembered here at the Museum, and we send our thoughts and prayers to you all in his memory. Vicki Stiles and Friends at the Shoreline Historical Museum
Victoria Stiles
June 1, 2018
Dear Barbara and Family,
Bob always had an encouraging word and good advice - so helpful and kind. He is missed, and will always be remembered here at the Museum, where he gave so much of his time and expertise. Our hearts go out to you.
With Love,
Vicki Stiles and the Shoreline Historical Museum Board and Volunteers
Victoria Stiles
May 31, 2018
To the Monks family,
My sincere condolences to you. With death comes much sorrow and pain. Comfort comes from family and friends, and from words like these. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, now crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away." We have the hope that someday these words will come to pass. Once again, my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one.
A friend
May 31, 2018
Dear Barbara and Members of the Monks Family,
We Sisters of the Holy Names offer you our prayerful support as Bob enters his eternal life. May Bob share with you his deep peace and Joy, especially at those times you may be missing his laughter and humor.
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
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