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Robert Chisholm

Submitted by his wife

Bob was born and raised on the Oregon Coast. He worked for the City of Seaside as the Public Works Director and was a member of the Gearhart Fire Department for over 25 years. He lost his life trying to rescue a swimmer in the ocean.

He had a love for old cars and fully restored a 1927 Cadillac himself. After his death‚ the local senior center was renamed in his honor and a new flag pole was installed at the fire hall in his memory.

He is survived by his wife Darlene and daughters Amy‚ Kim‚ Lori and Angie.

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  1. Just stopping by to pay my respects to this hero, and to thank him for his bravery and his invaluable service to the community. Bob will never be forgotten!

    Starla, proud baby sister of Kenneth (Kenney) Nickell, LODD 4/6/99 KY

    – Starla Taylor
  2. Bob and I were classmates at Seaside Union High School, class of ’64. As a fresh-faced teenager and later, an adult, Bob was a person of integrity, humility and service. All who knew him enjoyed a wonderful friendship. His engaging smile came easily to him, for he was a man happy, contented with his life
    In his adult life Bob was a loving husband, doting dad and a champion of his community.
    Our community was heartbroken to lose such a fine man.
    Thank you for your service, Bob. May God love and protect you always.

    – Carol Wood
  3. I had great honor to be a fraternity brother to Bob and his brother Rich. I knew both of his parents. Bob was such a great brother and friend. Thank you for honoring him. He was always willing to help everyone. He is my hero.

    – John Moore