Was born August 14th 1927 in Fairfax, WA to Leon and Florence Poch and passed away suddenly on Dec. 30th 2012 with his family by his side. He attended local schools graduating from Bellarmine HS in 1945. He was a U S Army Veteran. Robert retired from the Cement Masons and Plasters Union after more than 50 years. He was a lifelong member of the Tacoma Elks Lodge 174.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Arlene V Poch (Schaff), son Mark, daughters Lia and Sandra, 5 grandchildren and his sister, Sr Florence Leone OSF of Spokane, WA. Over his lifetime he enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening, playing cards and going to Casinos. He was a Dawg fan, enjoyed the Mariners and was a true 12th Man of the Seahawks. Robert was an excellent Sous Chef for Arlene's cooking. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them as often as possible.
Funeral Mass 2:00 pm Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at St John of the Woods, 9903 24th Ave E, Tacoma. www.pipermorleymellingerfh.com