Robert Michael Lenhart

Sep 24, 1939 – Jun 5, 2005


Robert Michael “Bob” Lenhart was born September 24,1939 in Seattle, WA to John and Frances Lenhart. He died suddenly on June 5, 2005 at his home on Hood Canal. He attended St. Edwards grade school and graduated from O’Dea High School in 1957. He was a self-employed businessman and built restaurants and convenient stores for many years. He is survived by the love of his life Pat whom he married in 1962 and his two daughters Kim Herb Alden and Stacie Bobby Tangney. He had three wonderful grandchildren Madeleine, Jack, Molly and another on the way. He is preceded in death by his daughter Tracie and his brother Bill Lenhart. He leaves behind sisters Barbara Dennis Claudon, Kay Sneiderman, aunts, uncles, many nieces and nephews and countless friends. He was a very kind man whom everyone loved and he will be greatly missed.

A service will be held Saturday June 11, 2005 12:00 pm at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home on Capital Hill. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mason County Fire District #2 PO Box 277 Belfair, WA 98528, 360 275-6711.


Carrie Claudon
Bremerton, WA
Jun 9, 2005

Dear Uncle Bob;

As a little girl you always called me "your girlfriend" I thought I was so special and unique. As I grew up I watched you with other kids especially your grandkids I have to laugh because you made us all feel special and unique. You were every ones favorite because of your crazy handshake that almost breaks your wrist, or just your being so funny.

You introduced the canal to our family before we were even a thought. You then opened your summer cabin, which started the greatest fun we would ever know. We camped and the dads would come after work and the camp was set up like we had lived there. What a great family and fantastic childhood we had. We all got to spend it together. We never knew if we had a nickel or a million. You guys made us feel like a million always.

I will always be at the canal and think of you, our families being so close and the fun we had.

We in our family always said you would walk us down the isle in the terrible event our dad couldn’t…That’s how special you are to us.

When we all meet again I hope it will be at Chucks Property, Lake Oswego, or the Hoods Canal. All of us together

Thank you for helping shape us all into who we are in our hearts today. I love you Uncle Bob

Carrie Claudon

Bergie & Kathy Sneiderman
Corpus Christi, TX
Jun 12, 2005

Pat, Kim & Stacie,

There is know way we can express our sorrow at the loss of Bob your loved one. I we can only look back and cherish all the good times that we had together. All of our love and prayers are with you. We were terribly disappointed that we were unalbe to be there for the services; doctors orders. Looking forward to seeing you in late August or early September, at which time we will get hugs & kisses.

Love, Bergie & Kathy

P.S. Bob I never stole your halloween candy.

Chris Sorensen
Boise, ID
Jun 11, 2005

Bob will be remembered for the rest of my life as the rarest and most cherished of friends. There is an emptiness without him that is difficult to describe, especially considering how much time I thought I had to know him better. I can almost feel his spirit, soothing my anger that he was taken so soon, and patiently awaiting the time when we can laugh together again.

Love Always,


Matthew George Family
Maple Valley, WA
Jun 10, 2005

My Dear Pat,Kim and Stacey Your Dad was the Man with a Million Smiles, A Hand Shake of Iron, A Heart of Gold and A Word Never Broken. Your Dad was the "BEST"!!!! The world will never be the same without him. His Memory and Life's lessons I will carry with me a lifetime. Matt

Gene and Sue Egan Kimmel
Greenbank, WA
Jun 10, 2005

Dear Pat and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss.

We have fond memories of Bob during our highschool years.

Gene and Bob and my brother, Dick, and cousin Dan, all went to O'Dea together.

Our prayers are with you. Bless all of you, and may you always feel Bob's loving presence.

Love, Gene and Sue Kimmel

Dick Perry
Auburn, WA
Jun 10, 2005

Pat and family:

So sorry to hear of your loss... Have so many great memories of Bob and his awesome sense of humor! Will never forget those great weekends at your 'cabin' on the canal. Remember, it was the Headquarters for our investment club and its annual CBR weekend Character Building Retreat.Hope you still have the wall plaque that dedicates that fact.

Will always remember the

great oyster/clam bargeques, card games and embarrassing ourselves on the golf course.

Our love, thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you.

Dick and Sheila Perry

Kelly McLellan
North Bend, WA
Jun 10, 2005

Bob was a great man who we all will miss. We are all better people because we knew him. My deepest sympathy to Pat, Kim, Stacey & their families.

Kelly McLellan

Bill and Debbie Coghill
Seattle, WA
Jun 10, 2005

Dear Pat and Family - We were very saddened and shocked to hear about Bob's too-soon passing. He was such a nice man. I never heard him say a bad word about anybody. Always smiling, and so good with kids. He will truly be missed. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Bill and Debbie

Diane Dwyer Rosa
Lake Oswego, OR
Jun 10, 2005

Dear Bob,

You left too soon and I will miss you more than you could possibly know. You were so special to everybody, and I can only hope that you knew how special you were to me. I chose you to be the Godfather to my children because I always felt that you displayed the qualities of the perfect father. You were gentle, kind, hardworking, loyal, unassuming, fun and funny. When I was a little girl you took me on your paper route with you. I wanted to be your little sister. So many years ago, but that is how long I have admired you. Your humor has gotten us all through tough times and I will savor the good memories forever. I just wanted more of them, but thank you for enriching my life the way you did.

To Pat ,

My heart is aching for you. You are very special to me too. You and Bob have always been so generous and hospitable to me.

So many precious memories have been flooding my mind these past few days, and you are

an important part of those. I adore you.

Kim and Stacey,

I am so sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have such a wonderful father. But you know that. God bless you all.

Love, Diane

Earl lenhart
Marysville, WA
Jun 9, 2005

I didn't know Bob,but I do send prayers for your family that the Lord give you strength during this time.My father has the same name.

Sharon Lyons-Huber
Seattle, WA
Jun 9, 2005

Dear Pat & Family,

There are no words to bring you comfort at this time. May it help to know that you are held in my heart & prayers.

Love, Sharon

Kit Foley
Seattle, USA
Jun 9, 2005

Pat I was sorry to read about Bob. I know you have not heard from me for ages but I wanted you to know I care. Be well, Kit

Steve Grissom
Graham, WA
Jun 9, 2005

My sincere condolences go out to the Lenhart family. Bob was always very nice to me in the time I knew him. He was a great man and surely will be missed by many.

Belfair, WA
Jun 8, 2005





Stephanie Boender
seattle, WA
Jun 8, 2005

Lenhart family and friends,

Bob's one of the funniest guys I've met. He'll truly be missed. My heart goes out to all that loved him.

With Love,

Steph Boender

Lola & Fred
Kent, WA
Jun 8, 2005

Dear Pat and Family,

What a great loss for you and

all of his friends.

We will certainly miss him especially when we come to Barb and Dennis.

You have are deepest sympathies.


Lola & Fred

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