ROBERT BANDURSKI

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ROBERT BANDURSKI Robert Bandurski passed away on Feb. 26, at Hospice House in Kennewick after a long illness. Robert was born in Waco, TX on Sept. 3, to Robert and Helga Bandurski. Because his father was in the Air Force, he spent his early years living in Germany and traveling around the United States. One of his most memorable experiences during this time was witnessing the return of the P.O.W.'s from Viet Nam to Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. Robert graduated from high school in Toledo, WA in 1978 where he lettered in all sports. After high school he began working in restaurants. Robert and I met in Centralia as neighbors and a year later we were married in October 1983. Robert began his 20 year career as a manager for Bananas Restaurant, which later became Sterlings. He loved to play all sports, and was very artistic as well. He started his own woodworking business, making beautiful pens, music boxes, and cremation urns until his declining health forced him to retire. He is survived by Ellen, his wife of 33 years; three sons, Eric and Nicholas of Richland, and Jordan (Bianca) of Pasco. His darling grandson, Ronin, of Pasco. His mother Helga Broderson of Rochester, WA, his father and stepmother, Robert and Wanda Bandurski of Toledo, WA his sister, Maryanne Mickelson of Yakima, WA, his brothers in law, Rick (Rachele) Floren, Ron (Sandy) Floren, both of Yakima, WA, David (Lucy) Floren of Walla Walla, WA, Don (Donna) Floren of Royal City, WA, his sisters in law, Mary (Lionel) Christopherson of Centralia, WA, Judy Floren and Betty Floren of Vancouver, WA, Kathie (Bruce) Bolin of Graham, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his stepfather Gordon Broderson of Rochester, WA, and his dear friend Paul Ward, of Winlock, WA. He always seemed amazed to be part of such a large, loving family. He was a talented cook, woodworker, athlete, and lover of all music. He was intelligent, kind, and the most interesting person I knew. Robert loved his family and friends, more than anyone could ever know, and was especially proud to be "Grandpa Bob." Over the years, he taught me about forgiveness, patience, and not holding a grudge. I'm still working on those. He was the true love of my life. There will never be anyone like him. There will be a Rosary and funeral mass at St. Francis Xavier Mission on Friday, March 10th, at 10:30am, followed by a reception at 112 Northridge Drive in Centralia, Wa.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Mar. 5, 2017