Landscapes 14

Robert Denner

February 21, 1950 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 72)


     "Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. For us believing physicists the distinction between past, present, and future only has the meaning of an illusion, though a persistent one.” Albert Einstein 


We know that you are happy to be with your mom Pauline, your dad Harry, your brother Billy and your dog Brewski once again in heaven.

You are loved and missed by the family that you left behind: Sandy, Garrett, Brad, Trinel, Cilla, and Whitnee …who loved your whisker rubs. You will live forever in our hearts.

You, Robert Joesph Denner had an amazing life since the time you were born in Bronx, NY on February 21st 1950.  Growing up on Long Island you touched many lives and made many friends. We’re proud of you for fighting for our country in Vietnam. You are our hero! After the army you came back to Long Island and realized you needed to move as far away as possible from the big city, it lead you to the town of Pullman, WA where you attended and 

graduated WSU. Soon you met the love of your life, Sandy and were married June 28th 1980. Your sons, Garrett and Brad were born while you both lived in the Garfield, WA area.

1990 you moved the family to Priest River, ID where you became the Superintendent at the Priest River Experimental Forest. It was the perfect place for you to do the things that you loved. Not only did you get to coach your sons in baseball and basketball you also were able to hunt and fish right out your backdoor. Your goal when you moved there was to reunite PREF with the community…You succeeded many times over.

You were fascinated with the many people you were able to meet and work with from all over the world. However, the people you came to know that came as volunteers, students, and community members were the 

people that you valued so much and were proud to be a part of their life.

When your job moved you to the Moscow Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow ,ID in 2004 you were once again able to resume your  dreams of playing hockey. 

Many of the friends that you made playing hockey at Palouse Ice Rink  joined you on the University of Idaho golf course for summer league and many rounds of golf.

You were able to spend your last days at your home in Genesee Idaho surrounded with your friends and family. We were so happy to celebrate your 72nd birthday with you on February 21st, two days before you moved on to be with your heavenly friends and family...February 23, 2022.

You are always in our hearts and your friends 

and family will always cherish your memories. We love you Bob.

Thank you to Bob’s many friends that sent our family cards and flowers,  your messages were of great comfort. We’d like to thank Hospice and all the medical staffs from Moscow and Pullman that we so kind to Bob and our family.

We will be celebrating Bob’s life later this summer when the weather is warmer. If you would like to celebrate with us please let me know.

Bob loved the Palouse Ice Rink and in his honor you can make a donation to the new rink instead of flowers.

To send flowers to Robert's family, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family
© 2022 Short's Funeral Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility