Robert George LaMont was born June 16, 1939 at George’s Corner in Kingston. He passed peacefully April 30. He was 72.
He spent his childhood in the Poulsbo/Silverdale area and then Vancouver, Wash. where he graduated from Evergreen High School in 1956.
He worked for Boeing in airplane construction and the Walla Walla Corp of Engineers.
While working in Walla Walla, he joined the Naval Reserve where he served for four years (1960-1964) on active duty on the USS Enterprise CVN 65 as an electronics technician. In October of 1962 while on Liberty in Norfolk, Va. Robert was called back to the ship to participate in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Robert was on the first surface nuclear task force that took him around the world (Operation Sea Orbit).
He returned to Washington State where he worked as a bartender in Suquamish (Tides In, Tides Out), Poulsbo, the Kingston Inn (1968-1998). and a Little Boston Bingo worker. He ended his career (1999-2012) at the Clearwater Casino in the Agate Pass Deli. Working and serving the public was a big part of Robert’s life and he enjoyed it immensely, making many friends over the years.
He loved playing Pai Gow.
He fought a courageous battle with his illness and was an inspiration to all around him. He had a smile to the very end.
Robert was predeceased by his mother Evelyn (George) Armstrong and his brother John Edward Armstrong. He leaves behind his much loved family, Judie, Dawn Lorraine, Peyton, and Ali. Brothers and sisters, Orlene La Mont, Joanne Dee (Armstrong) Collins, James Wayne Armstrong and Bennie Jay Armstrong. Robert was the oldest grandson of Martha and Bennie George.
At Robert’s request there will be no funeral or memorial service. Any gifts of memory can be made to the charity of choice. Please sign the online Guest Book at: www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com.
—Family of Robert LaMont