Robert E. (Bob) Frame passed away Monday, June 24, in Bend, Oregon. Bob was born June 27, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. He moved with his family to Astoria and graduated from Astoria High School.
Bob joined the Army Air Corps and served until the end of World War II.
He married Mary Jane Gorman in 1945. They had three daughters. The family belonged to St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish. Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting and clamming, and taught his daughters to love the water and the outdoors.
He worked for Columbia River Packers Association and Bumble Bee Seafoods until his retirement in 1983. He worked his way up in the company and was plant manager at the Elmore Cannery in Astoria until it closed, and then managed the Bumble Bee tuna cannery in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, for four years.
After retiring, Bob and Mary built a home near Sunriver, Oregon. They made many new friends through skiing. They both skied until they were 82. Bob liked to fish the Deschutes and Cascade lakes, and he and Mary maintained a beautiful yard in the summer. Bob was an avid reader, loved history and enjoyed their travels throughout Europe and in the Caribbean. He especially enjoyed returning to Puerto Rico to see old friends and swim and snorkel in the warm ocean. Four years ago, Bob and Mary moved to a condominium in Bend.
Bob is survived by his wife Mary; his daughters Gayle Timmerman (husband Ron) Portland, Berta Miesing (husband Mike) Oregon City, and Mannie Mustola (husband Greg) Clatskanie; his brother Tom Frame, Roseville, California; two grandchildren Katie Brooks and Andrew Mustola; and great-grandson Darren Brooks. He was predeceased by his mother and father Margaret and Elmo Frame, and brother Harry Frame.
There will be no service. Donations may be made in his name to the Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Dr., Astoria, OR 97102.