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Robert Anthony Weller


Robert Anthony Weller passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the age of 92.

Robert, known to his friends and family as "Bob", was the fourth child of Clarence and Bertha Weller.

Raised in Everett, he graduated Everett High School in 1939. In 1942, Bob enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II.

After his honorable discharge in 1945, he attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1947 and returned to Everett to work at Solie Funeral Home.

At a New Year's Eve celebration Bob met his wife Irene and the two married on April 3, 1948.

In 1961 the family moved to Arlington where he managed Solie Funeral Home which he later purchased and is now Weller Funeral Home.

In Arlington, Bob found a place to raise his family, own a business and discovered a community he loved.

He was an active member of the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department, Civil Service Commission, Cemetery Board, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Officer of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Stillaguamish Senior Center, Church Council Member, President of the Kiwanis Club, Officer and member of the Knights of Columbus, member of the Financial Oversight Committee for Arlington High School, City Councilman and Arlington Airport Commissioner.

Bob was awarded a lifetime membership to American Legion's Post 76 and was voted 'Man of the Year" by The Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Bob was a Rotarian for many years and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in 1985 by his fellow Arlington Rotarians.

His vivacious personality and quick witted humor made an impression on everyone he met. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Bob preceded his loving wife, Irene of Walla Walla, of 65 years by 18 days.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Ed Weller; one sister, Margaret Reinhart; three sisters-in-law, Ann Weller, Eve Weller and Dede Weller and two brothers-in-law, Steve Michaud and Jim Volk.

Burial will be in Arlington on March 19.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice or Walla Walla Catholic Schools.


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