ROBERT E. MCNERNEY
September 17, 1964 ~ August 29, 2017
Our wonderful father, son, brother and friend, lost his courageous 10-month battle with cancer on August 29, 2017. He passed away surrounded by his family at his home in Mount Vernon Washington. Robert was born in Vancouver, Washington on September 17,1964 to James and Sylvia McNerney, joining 2 older sisters.
Robert graduated from Hudson's Bay High School, Clark College, University of Washington and received his Master's degree from Seattle University.
Robert was a nurse practitioner at Arlington Family Medicine for many years. He loved his career, the staff and the patients.
Robert was always playing his guitars, riding motorcycles or playing his favorite rock and roll music in his spare time.
The light of his life and priority were his daughters, Mandy (17) and Katie (14). He would do just about anything for his girls and made sure that they knew how much he loved them.
Robert is survived by his parents; sisters, Annette (Charles) Chapman and Tina Paul; nephew, Tyler; aunts, uncles, many cousins. Robert had countless friends throughout his life, even since childhood.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ditty and Mandy Richardson and Tiny and Rosie McNerney.
A service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 South 18th St. in Mount Vernon, Washington.
If you wish to make a contribution in Robert's memory, please send to Gales Creek Camp Foundation, 1100 NE 28th Ave., #106, Portland, OR 97232. As most of you know, Robert was a type 1 diabetic since grade school and this is a camp for children with type 1 diabetes.
The family would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. Charles Chaffee along with the unbelievable staff of Arlington family medicine for their help and support during this difficult time.
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Published by The Columbian on Sep. 10, 2017.