Robert (Bob) McCartney

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Robert (Bob) McCartney

Robert (Bob) McCartney

Feb. 16, 1929 – Oct. 3, 2019, Robert (Bob) McCartney, 90, of Everett, Washington passed away and is now in the arms of our loving God. He was a telegrapher for the Great Northern Railroad, later using these skills as a radioman in the Navy during the Korean war. Over his railroad career he held positions of telegrapher (Montana), Chief Dispatcher (Vancouver, WA) and Manager Safety and Rules (Spokane, WA), until Bob retired from the railroad in 1984.

He met the love of his life on a blind date; they were married for 54 years. They both enjoyed spending time with family and encouraged life-long activities, such as snow skiing, biking, hiking and backpacking. Bob climbed Mt. Hood, Mt. St Helens, Mt. Baker, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, just to name a few. Later, they would travel with friends, and spent their winters in Arizona. After Mary passed away in 2007, and with vision and hearing loss, Bob still managed to live independently using assistive technology. Later Bob satisfied his adventurous spirit by walking daily and listening to audio books. Bob’s unwavering faith in God, was obvious to all in the way he lived his life.

Robert is survived by his children, Ron (Merilee) McCartney of Camas, WA, Kay (David) Wildman of Marysville, WA, Dick (Marilyn) McCartney of Spokane; sisters-in-law, Sarah Newman of Bothell, WA and Sally McCartney of Libby. He has three grandchildren, Brooke (Rick) Danley of Vancouver, WA, Heather (Zach) Haase of Merced, CA and Kyle Wildman of Seattle, WA; great grandchildren, Zach, Mackenzie, Allycia and Damien Haase; Reese and Regan Danley. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Andrew and Effie McCartney, his wife, Mary, his siblings, Muriel, Thelma and Earl McCartney.

Bob’s family would like to thank Sight Connection, Braille Library of Congress, Meals On Wheels, DART, and Para Transit. With these programs, Bob was able to live independently until he was 87. Our family would also like to thank his church families, Mountain View Presbyterian Church (Marysville, WA) and Cascade View Presbyterian (Everett, WA) for their prayers and support. Bob was loved and well cared for at Brookdale Memory Care at Silver Lake his last two years.

A small family memorial will be held at a later date. Bob’s ashes will be spread, with his wife’s, Mary in the Puget Sound.

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