Robert George Cranston

Date of birth: December 15 1932

Date of death: April 2 2019

Robert George Cranston

December 15, 1932 – April 2, 2019

Robert was born, raised and attended school in Barnesville, MN graduating in 1950. After High School Bob entered the US Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, VA. He married his wife Joan Mabel Olson, and settled in Portland, OR. Bob and Joan had five children: Jane McCown (d. 2018), Janet Busacker, Kim Kaphammer, Lonnie Cranston, and Ralona Schroeder. Together they had 12 grand-children and 18 great grand-children.

Bob enjoyed a long and successful career as a Longshoreman and was a proud contributing member of Local 8 International Longshoreman and Warehouseman Union for 37+ years.

Throughout Bob’s adult life he enjoyed spending time with his family and good friends. In his retirement years, Bob and Joan loved taking their RV during the winter months to Yuma, AZ with his fellow ILWU buddies swapping stories of their careers together working along the waterfront.

Funeral ceremony will be held on Friday April 26th at 12:30 pm at Willamette National Cemetery – Portland, Oregon.

A celebration of life reception will be held on Saturday April 27th at 1:00pm at the ILWU Hall, 2435 NW Front Avenue, Portland. All are welcome.

2 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Greg & Kim Kaphammer Best Father, Best Father-in-Law!