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Robert (Bob) John Abel


Last updated 6/18/2020 at 10:46am

Robert (Bob) John Abel, 81, of Medical Lake, Wash. passed away peacefully on June 9, 2020, surrounded in love by his children.

Bob spent his formative years in Spokane and attended St. Patrick Catholic School, where he met several of his lifelong friends who still gather once a month. He was a proud member of the Coast Guard before marrying Dorothy O’Connor in 1971. He worked for Diamond Drilling, which took him all over the Pacific Northwest, the Bureau of Reclamation at Grand Coulee Dam, and retired from the National Park Service in 2001.

Bob was known for his jovial nature and his must...

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