Our wonderful father, son, brother and friend, Robert E. McNerney, lost his courageous 10-month battle with cancer on Aug. 29, 2017. He passed away surrounded by his family at his home in Mount Vernon, Wash. Robert was born in Vancouver, Wash., on Sept. 17, 1964, to James and Sylvia McNerney, joining two older sisters.
Robert graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School, Clark College, University of Washington and received his Master’s degree from Seattle University.
Robert was a nurse practitioner at Arlington Family Medicine for many years. He loved his career, the staff and the patients.
Robert was always playing his guitars, riding motorcycles or playing his favorite rock and roll music in his spare time.
The light of his life and priority were his daughters, Mandy, 17, and Katie, 14. He would do just about anything for his girls and made sure that they knew how much he loved them.
Robert is survived by his parents, sisters Annette (Charles) Chapman and Tina Paul, nephew Tyler, and aunts, uncles and many cousins. Robert had countless friends throughout his life, even since childhood.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Ditty and Mandy Richardson and Tiny and Rosie McNerney.
A service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 S. 18th St., Mt. Vernon.
If you wish to make a donation in Robert’s memory, please send to Gales Creek Camp Foundation, 1100 NE 28th Ave., No. 106, Portland, OR 97232. As most of you know, Robert was a Type 1 diabetic since grade school and this is a camp for children with Type 1 diabetes.
The family would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. Charles Chaffee along with the unbelievable staff of Arlington family medicine for their help and support during this difficult time.
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