Born November 25, 1925, Northwest ski pioneer, commercial artist, television personality and loyal Seattleite passed unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep July 29, 2017.
Roosevelt High School grad, World War II veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and survivor of the "SS Leopoldville" sinking tragedy. Bob attended The Burnley School of Art on the GI Bill, to pursue his dream of becoming a commercial artist. His passion for art, skiing, tennis, golf and the mountains would serve as much of his inspiration, throughout his successful career as an artist. Bob lived life to the fullest, skiing well into his 80's and golfing within 2 weeks of his passing. His wit, sense of humor and creative artistry were with him to the end. His kindness, generosity and larger than life personality will be missed by all who knew him.
Bob was predeceased by Martha, his wife of 63 years and partner in adventures that spanned the globe. He is survived by his three children, Robin Cram Hall (Tim), Sara Cram (Michael) and Doug Cram (Lisa), numerous friends and legions of fans, and his biggest fan club of all, grandchildren Kathleen, Emily, Michelle, Dana and Derek. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum or a favorite charity
in Bob's name.
A memorial is being planned for mid October, please sign the online guestbook. www.funerals.coop/obituaries
Published by The Seattle Times on Aug. 6, 2017.