Robert Roy “Bob” Purinton
May 22, 1928 - January 25, 2018
Robert “Bob” Purinton of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018, at Regency Wenatchee. Bob’s friendship and loving ways will be missed by all who knew him. Bob was born in Colorado Springs, CO, on May 22, 1928. His family relocated to Bonner’s Ferry, ID, when he was a child. Bob remained in Bonner’s Ferry until the 1960’s, when he and his loving wife Amy, settled in East Wenatchee, WA. He retired from Cascade Transport, where he worked for many years transporting fuel. After retirement, Bob and Amy greatly enjoyed the several years they spent traveling to Wickenburg, AZ, for the fall and winters, where they met and retained numerous good friends. Bob enjoyed camping, gardening, socializing, and his breakfasts out at favorite restaurants.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth “Pearl” and father, Edward “Ted” Purinton; his adored wife, Amy Purinton; brother, Bill Purinton; sister, Bertha Martin; son, Bob Purinton; and grandson, Justin Purinton. Bob is survived by his brother, Vern Purinton; children: Dan Purinton, Jim Purinton, and Vicki Olson; his grandchildren: Jennifer Purinton, Rachel Fenner, Hayden Olson, and James Purinton; and his great-grandchildren: Isaac, Mya, and Landon Fenner.
A special thanks to Bob’s dear friends and neighbors who helped him keep his independence for so long. Thanks are also extended for the extra kindness and support from Blossom Valley Assisted Living and the care he received at Regency in his final days. No services are planned at this time.