Robert L. “Bob” Scherieble

Robert L. “Bob” Scherieble passed away at home on Tuesday, May, 28, 2024.

Robert L. “Bob” Scherieble passed away at home on Tuesday, May, 28, 2024. He was 92.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1932, to Frank A. and Blanche (Amundson) Scherieble in Ryderwood, Washington. He joined his 8-year-old sister Frances.

The family stayed in the small logging town owned by Long Bell until his dad died unexpectedly in 1945. He moved with his mother to Longview and then to Hoquiam for his sophomore year at Hoquiam High School, where he joined the golf team.

After graduating in 1950 he worked at the Mobil service station in Aberdeen until he was trained to install and repair oil furnaces. He always said he made lots of “warm” friends. He retired after 39 years in 1995.

On June 1, 1952, he married Skooter Fairbairn and in 1953 they welcomed their first son, Jim, followed by Ed in 1956 and twin boys, Dale and Steve in 1958.

Bob was a man of many talents. He was artistic, and was a painter and wood carver. He was a life member of the Grays Harbor County Club, had a golf handicap of 4 and was voted “Sportsman of the Year.” He was also a life member of the Elks and was also an “Elk of the Year.” He was also active at the Aberdeen Museum of History where he was honored as “Historian of the Year.” He was also interested in auto repair and paint, boat repair and paint, appliance repair, was a furniture maker and had remodeled two homes.

He was preceded by his parents, sister and his son, Ed.

He is survived by his wife, Skooter, his sons: Jim (Cheri) of Brady, Washington; Dale (Kim) of Simi Valley, California and Steve of Aberdeen; four grandchildren: Jared Scherieble, Ryan Scherieble, Sara Rupe and Nicolas Scherieble and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at the Aberdeen Elks on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 2 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be desserts.