Robert “Bob” Mauk, 89, passed away in Gig Harbor on December 21, 2019.
Bob was born on June 2, 1930 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Florence and Carl Mauk. He was living in Denver when he met his future wife, Lou, with whom he then moved to Westminster, Colorado where they started to raise their family. In 1967 they moved to Washington where they lived in Anacortes, Issaquah, and finally Lake Holiday on the Key Peninsula.
Bob was a veteran of the army, enlisting near the end of WWII. After his service he worked in Colorado oil refineries and then opened his own real estate business. In Washington he again worked in oil refineries before spending the last 19 years of his working life at the Boeing Company and then retiring to Lake Holiday.
Bob was a faithful believer. While living in Issaquah and working for Boeing he attended Trinity Evangelical Church, and after retiring he attended Waypoint Church on the Key peninsula. Although he spent his final years in the long, slow decline of Alzheimer’s Disease, Bob never forgot his spiritual beliefs and maintained his strong faith in God.
Bob is survived by Lou, his wife of over 66 years; son David, daughter Susan, their spouses, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Son Larry predeceased him. Bob will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bob's name to the charity of your choice.