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Robert Hoffeditz



March 19, 1923 – April 25, 2012

Robert Joseph Hoffeditz “Bob” was born in Walla Walla, WA on March 19, 1923. He attended grade school through high school in Walla Walla and attended a year of college at University of Washington. The Air Force interrupted his education in which he advanced to the rank of Sergeant in an intelligence unit dealing with intercepting communications. His training was intensive so he could be prepared to copy communications in both German and Japanese coded messages. Bob was honorably discharged in 1946.

Bob married Louise Biggs from Goldendale, and had four children - daughters Susan, Debbie, Linda and son Steve.

When Bob first left the service, he spent time working for power companies and electrical contractors in the position of journeyman lineman often reaching the position of foreman. In 1954 he begin working with Appliance Wholesalers in Portland and moved his family from Goldendale to Portland, OR. In 1971 they moved to Milwaukie, OR. He kept his career at the Appliance Wholesalers where the confidences of his supervisors made him an accepted member of the business. Selling was his chief duty and his energy was constantly directed towards better product knowledge and more polished presentation. Due to the appliance company closing their doors he obtained other employment and eventually concluded his professional career at United Radio Supply. He would go on to work several part-time jobs after retirement.

Bob later moved to a home along the Clackamas River where he enjoyed his daily walks along the river, making his daily visits and collecting golf balls. He moved to Monterey Court care home in 2008 where he was blessed with a wonderful staff that considered him family.

Bob had six grandchildren and two great -grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Susan Bell.

Arrangements entrusted to Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud.


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