Robert Alexander Ginter, 65, Everett, Wash.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Robert Alexander Ginter, age 65, of Everett, Wash., died on June 4, 2002.

Bob was the first of two children born to Alex and Martha Ginter. He was born on Feb. 23, 1936, in Billings, Mont., and moved with his parents to Tacoma, Wash., in 1941. He attended school in Tacoma and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1954.

After his graduation, Bob took an adventure of a lifetime, traveling for a year as ‘Bo-Bo the Clown” with the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. He later enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served for four years as an aircraft mechanic. Bob attended the University of Washington. He retired in 1992, after 26 years of service, from the Washington State Department of Transportation as a Civil Engineer. During his tenure with the DOT, he worked in several areas of the Pacific Northwest, including Olympia, Vancouver, Shelton, Port Angeles and Seattle.

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Bob loved the outdoors, enjoying boating, fishing. shrimping, camping and hiking. In recent years he and Nancy enjoyed traveling in their motor home. Bob also found great satisfaction in volunteering with the Special Olympics.

Bob is survived by his loving family: his wife, Nancy (Kleinschrodt) of Everett, Wash.; sons: Mark of Sequim, Wash., and Mike and his family, Laurie Weitman and their daughter Sandra Mae of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; his sister, Patricia Lancaster (Harold) of Lakewood, Wash., and her children, Tanya and Tony Greco; stepchildren and their families: Shaun Vandegrift of New Brighton, Minn., and his children, Ashley and Alexander; Calley Vandegrift of Palouse, Wash., Jennifer Sweet (Daniel) of Bellevue, Wash., and sons D’Artagnon, Atrayu and Declan; Adam Vandegrift of Lynnwood, Wash., and his son, Andrew Shabro, of Everett, Wash.; and Joshua Vandegrift of Everett, Wash., and his son, Cameron, of Des Moines, Wash..

Bob’s remains will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery. There will be no service.