Robert was born in Roslyn, Washington on October 23, 1935, and died on March 5, 2016 in the late stages of Parkinson's disease. His parents were Joseph Peckinino, a Roslyn Fireman and 12 year Firechief of Roslyn, and Janet Peckinino, (Owens). Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He grew up in Roslyn and attended Cle Elum High School. Roslyn, Ronald, and Cle Elum are known as the Upper or Northern Kittitas County. He graduated in 1954. He was the Student Body President of the High school and was honored as the Best Athlete in 1954. He was a Basketball Player and Baseball player, like his grandsons Taylor and Jordan.
Bob and Jackie (Irby) were married in 1956 in Seattle. They lived there for ten years then moved to the Rolling Hills neighborhood in Renton, WA. They had two daughters, Kathy Jo and Tonia Jean, who both became excellent swimmers spending summers at the Rolling Hills Swimming Pool.
Bob worked for the Boeing Co. for 34 years after he built a Hugh Lathe that pealed logs and made wooden boxes for the Fruit Industry in Eastern Washington. He talked of Don Tyler, the man that brought him to Seattle to work for him. Bob had a very good work ethic and could be trusted to do the job. He worked in the Commercial Div. of the Renton Boeing Plant. He later transferred to the Space Center in Kent. He used his Photographic memory to work in the Quality Assurance Dept. Supporting the Engineers there. He received awards from that dept. for his work.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie; daughters, Kathy and Partner, Roy Hance, Renton, and Tonia, (Larry Jones) of Kent. Grandchildren, Brianna Gough and Partner, Dominick DeBari, Taylor Jones of Gonzaga University, Spokane, and Jordan Jones of Kent. Also, his sister Delores Jean Broom of Seattle.
Bob was a terrific dancer. He and Jackie loved to dance to the good Live Music in the Upper Kittitas County, later to the Big Band sounds or any good music with a dancing beat.
He was a "Jack Of All Trades", a Mr. MacGyver, always maintaining his home, yard and cars. His hobbies were watching his grandchildren's events. Brianna's dancing programs, and Taylor and Jordan's Basketball and Baseball games. He loved working in the yard. He enjoyed going to movies and going out to dinner with special friends Keith and Daisy Boding, celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries.
He was a golfer and a bowler and enjoyed watching both on TV, as well as The Seahawks Football and Local UW games, and Gonzaga Basketball.
He requested no Services. There will be a Family Celebration. In Appreciation: Thanks to Roy Hance for constant support for Jackie with rides to Kline Galland. For the staff there who took care of him. For Kathy's help and for dinners at her home. For Tonia's and Larry's help. Larry and Roy, he called you "The good Guys". Special thanks to the Luta Family for all your help through the years.