In memory of

Robert Joseph White

Feb 16, 1963
Jun 15, 2024

Obituary

Robert Joseph White, affectionately known as “Bob,” “Bobby,” or “Rob,” passed away on June 15, 2024, in Albany, Oregon, at the age of 61. Born on February 16, 1963, in Berkeley, California, Robert lived a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Robert grew up in Pleasant Hill, California, in an Irish-Catholic family. He attended Ygnacio Valley High School, where he was the “star” of the basketball team, and graduated in 1981. Robert worked at and later owned his father’s business, Bay Trade Bindery, for many years in Oakland, California. He met the love of his life, Mary, on a blind date in October 1989 and they eloped to Molokai, Hawaii in January of 1990. They raised their daughters in Antioch, California before the family relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona in 2004. There, Robert became a CDL truck driver and continued to find success and enjoyment in that career upon moving to Woodburn, Oregon in 2016. Being a devoted husband, “girl dad,” and “grumpa” meant the world to him and seeing his daughters follow their dreams brought a smile to his face.

In his free time, Robert enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. He loved spending time with his family, taking short trips to the ocean, lakes, and mountains, and tending to his pristine and peaceful backyard. He was often found enjoying a cold beer outside and sharing his sense of humor with those around him.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Mary; his daughters Megan, Jaclyn (Nobuya), and Snow (Camiel); and his grandson, Mason. He is also survived by his older siblings Kathy, Carolyn, and Bill along with their spouses and his nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert White and Mary Keane.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 10th in Lincoln, California, where family and close friends will gather to remember and honor Robert. His ashes will be scattered in California and Oregon.

Robert's never-ending love and his unique humor will be deeply missed. He left an unforgettable mark and positive impression on those who knew him, and his memory will be cherished forever. May he rest in peace. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Robert’s name to Willamette Vital Health. An online donation form can be found at this link: https://form-renderer-app.donorperfect.io/give/willamette-vital-health/wvh-donations

His daughter, Snow, also requests donations be made to the KWF Dutch Cancer Society to support cancer research in the Netherlands. An online donation form can be found at this link: https://www.kwf.nl/en/donation?icmp=il-86

Service Information

Celebration of Life
August 10, 2024
Lincoln, CA

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Klaas en Helina van Houten says:

    We only had the pleasure of meeting once. What a tough, tall, and especially proud man! Unfortunately, a second meeting was not possible. You live on through Snow and Mason, and you can be immensely proud of that. Wishing a lot of strength to all the people you had to leave behind, but you leave something wonderful behind and that's why you will never be forgotten.

  2. Joetta Cline says:

    It was a pleasure to meet Bobby in Dana Point on the camping trip. Bobby and Mary both were so kind to include me and showed their love and joy to and with each other and Megan. It is clear that Bobby was an exceptional 'girl dad'. He will be missed. May he rest in perfect peace.

  3. Ana from Texas says:

    I am sending my condolences. I am sorry for your loss - family and friends. I am with you in spirit. Love you Megan. ♥️

  4. Mark Rolandelli says:

    I grew up with Bob. He was always positive and fun. I got to work on the old mansion in Antioch. We would see each other almost everyday commuting home from Oakland racing through the traffic. His turkey call was really laughable. He was one ready cool guy. I didn’t see him much after moving to Arizona , but I sorry for your lost. May he rest in peace.

  5. Velma. St Vincent and the Grenadines says:

    To Megan never gig to meet your family, but from knowing you I know you came from a loving family. My love to you and family from my family.
    Hugs to you.

  6. Remi Aboko-Cole Diakité says:

    My condolences to the family. Although I never knew Robert personally, I have had the pleasure of knowing Megan who is the most amazing, talented and kind person. I’m sure she is a reflection of Robert and the love he must have had for his family.

  7. Stuart and Cindy Edamura says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.. we havnt seen Robert and Mary in many years but enjoyed watching you all and your family On Facebook.. I know you loved your family and you will be surely missed RIP

  8. Mayumi Nara (Aomori Japan) says:

    ご冥福をお祈りします。安らかにお眠り下さい…。

  9. Carolyn and Mark Bonzi says:

    The Bonzi family sends their love to the White family. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great man, and will be surely missed by all.

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