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Robert Stanley McKinstry

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Robert Stanley McKINSTRY Robert Stanley McKinstry, age 96, died peacefully on February 20, 2011. Bob was born in Seattle to Hazel and Gordon McKinstry on May 29, 1914. He was very much a product of the Seattle area, attending Bagley grade school, Lincoln High School, and the University of Washington. Bob was an outstanding athlete serving as senior captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams in high school, and playing UW basketball on the 1934 Coast Championship and the 1936 Northern Division championship teams. In 1939 he began a Boeing career in engineering and management, and retired after more than 40 years with the company. Ann and Bob moved to Bellevue in 1950 and have been active members of Sacred Heart Parish. Bob is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ellen Ann (Hutchinson) McKinstry; three sons, Robert Gill (Carole), Michael John (Anne) and Joseph Lee (Jill) McKinstry; two daughters, Ann (John) Gerner and Mary Ellen (Turi Mueller) McKinstry-Zogg; 15 Grandchildren: Lea McKinstry, Sam McKinstry, Robert McKinstry, Peter (Jane) McKinstry, Betsy (Peter) Haney, Katie (John) Carroz, Barbara (Brett) Barrilleaux, Jake (Aurelie) McKinstry, Sarah (Will) Nicholson, Jack (Rae) Denman, Mary Anna Denman (Alex Ching), Elizabeth (Michael) Pinion, David (Andrea) Zogg, Willi (Sonja) Zogg and Margrit Zogg; 19 great-grandchildren: Sophia McKinstry, Thomas McKinstry, Ellen Haney, Mary Pearl Haney, JK (John Kaelin) Carroz, Ann Marie Carroz, Avery Barrilleaux, Owen Barrilleaux, Julien McKinstry, John Ching, Caitlin Ching, Grant Pinion, Davis Pinion, Charlie Denman, Samantha Denman, Elektra Zogg, Victoria Zogg, Ryan Zogg and Aaron Zogg,. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be missed deeply. Rosary service will be held on Monday, 02/28 at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9460 NE 14th St, Bellevue, WA 98004-3498 (425) 454-9536. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, 03/01 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on NE 14th in Bellevue. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery, 5041 35th Avenue NE, Seattle. Donations may be made to Catholic Community Services, 23 Ave. S & E Yesler Way, Seattle (ccsww.org). Please sign the guest book at www.bonneywatson.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2011
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