Robert L. “Bob” Balmer Passes

Posted by ODI Secretary | On: May 23 2018

bob_balmerDec. 3, 1924 – April 13, 2018

Robert “Bob” L. Balmer, born Dec 3, 1924, in Portland, passed away April 13, 2018. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1950. He worked in the food and dairy industry as a salesman, later starting his own company, Bob Balmer and Associates.

Robert was the loving husband of Janet Balmer, who he met at Oregon State. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Donald. Robert is survived by two sons, Greg Balmer (Karen) and Bob Balmer (Kay); two daughters, Sally Balmer and Nancy Hornschuch (Don); brother; Louis (Darlene) Balmer; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Robert had a passion for gardening, hiking, traveling and pets. He was a faithful member of Rose City Park Presbyterian. The family invites donations in Robert’s name to The Alzheimer’s Association, Providence Hospice and Rose City Park Presbyterian Church.

Friends and family are welcome to attend the memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th, Portland, OR.

Published in The Oregonian from May 16 to May 20, 2018