Robert David Compton

BOB obit 300Robert David (Bob) Compton, born March 6, 1953 in Seattle, Washington, passed away after a long illness on November 27, 2014, in Kirkland, Washington, at the age of 61.

Bob attended Issaquah High School and Renton Vocational School, going on to work as an Electronics Technician at Honeywell, Quantum Medical and other companies in the Northwest. He was a lifelong amateur and shortwave radio buff and enjoyed building amplifiers for fun and profit.

When not working, Bob preferred to be outdoors, whether on a boat, rock hounding or relaxing on Guemes Island.

Predeceased by father, David W. Compton and mother Elizabeth B. Compton, Bob is survived by sisters Anne Compton, Mary C. Joyce and Betsy C. Reid, nieces Lisa Reid , Sarah R. Brown, Stacey Petranchak and Crystal Applegate and nephews David Gasson, Andrew Gasson and Jeffroy Joyce.

He will be missed at all the family get-togethers to come.

Interment at Lakeview Cemetery

5 Responses to “Robert David Compton”

  • Ed Busey says:

    I grew up with Bob and he was a treasured sound man/roadie in several bands that I performed with. He was steady as a rock and was often the only sane voice in a whirlwind of chaos. Many fond memories……RIP old friend.

  • Terry Wood says:

    I have known Bob since High School. We had many musical experiences together and worked with each other doing many things. I could always count on him to be there, work or play. He was very brave fighting his ailment, defining him as someone who cared and valued life. He might be gone, but not forgotten. See you down the road Bob.

  • Rand Parsons says:

    Bob was a great guy, roomate, soundman, technically knowledgable and a great asset for us crazy wannabe-rock stars of the early 70’s for “The Other Band” etc.. Thanks to Ed for introducing him to us. Wish we could have all had a jam/reunion before his untimely passing. I’m sure he’s working at “The Great Gig In The Sky” along with our friends Mark Von Beck, Sean Ratcliffe, Jon Mead, Greg Schuppe, and probably a few others…

  • Brion Theriault says:

    I’ll remember Bob as vibrant, good-natured and full of life, always ready to meet the world with a sly sense of humor. It’s sad that he left us at such a relatively young age, but he’ll live on in the memories of all who knew him.

  • Mary (Blain) Mason says:

    Bob was a wonderful person, we went to high school together and though I had not seen him in years, he lives on in my heart and my dreams, where he makes regular appearances. I miss him, and liked the world better with him in it. Hope to see you on the other side Bob!

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