Robert Emery Wittman passed away peacefully on May 25th in Buckley at the Heritage House memory care facility. Bob was born in 1931 in Dodge City, Kansas to parents Emery and Elna Wittman. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and used the GI Bill afterwards to help earn his BS degree at Wichita State University. After graduating he worked as an engineer at Boeing, first in Wichita and later in the Seattle area (where he met his wife Norma) until his retirement in 1993.
Norma owned and operated an antique store “Main Street Antiques” in Buckley for many years with her sister, and she now lives in Buckley. Bob is also survived by his daughter Cynthia (Buckley, WA) and by his son Dave, daughter-in-law Tracy, and granddaughter Sydney (Whittier, CA).
Bob enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing, and for many years the family owned beachfront property in Grayland, WA where they spent weekends and vacations crabbing and fishing for salmon out of Westport. During his younger days, he and Norma were also avid square dancers.
Bob’s final resting place will be the Tahoma National Cemetery. Services will be scheduled at a future date pending resolution of the national COVID pandemic crisis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s association, http://www.Alz.org
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