On Monday, November 26, 2018, Bob passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was 92. Bob was born September 28, 1926, the first child of Nickolia and Bessie Swanson of Cicero, WA. Bob attended Arlington High School and joined the Navy in the summer of 1942. He served aboard the LST 808 that took part in the Iwo Jima landing, and the Okinawa landing. On May 14, 1945, the LST 808 was torpedoed by a Japanese aircraft off Ille Shima. Bob achieved the rank of Quarter Master 3(QM3). He was given an honorable discharge, including many awards and medals on July 16, 1946. After Bob’s years of service he went to work in the woods as a logger and did this off and on for years. He also worked in the shingle mills and while learning the saw shingles gave up the ends of several of his fingers. Later Bob became a commercial fisherman and rebuilt two old wrecked boats to make them his fishing vessels. Bob is survived by the love of his life, wife, Sandra. Together they lived an adventurous life for 50 years. They fished in Kodiak, Alaska for 12 years, as well as the Tulalip waters upon their return home. His survivors also include his son, Dale Swanson (Janice); daughter Cindy Swanson (Richard); grand-daughters, Emily Madden (Jarrod) and Phoebe Madden; grandson, Ben Ellis Swanson; and great-granddaughters, Rosemary Carey and Jaidan Anderson; and his youngest brother, Stephen Swanson (Judith). He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two sisters, Wanda and Rosemary; and his brother, Nick. A Memorial Service will be held at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. A dinner will follow at the Tulalip Tribal Center.