Golden Grads President Bob Berst Mourned

We are saddened to tell you of the loss of the beloved leader of the Golden Grads, President Bob Berst, class of 1948.

Bob passed away on January 27, 2010 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle after losing his battle with melanoma. He was an inspiring leader and steadfast in his service to GG, handling so many areas so capably. We will miss him terribly.

Bob lived his life to the fullest with his hands into many things, of which some were music (loved jazz bands as he had his own at one time), piloting his plane, bird hunting, gourmanding, wine tasting, travel, friends, relatives, strangers and charities all in living his life zestfully, fruitfully and fully.

At different times in his life he was President of the Young Men’s Republican Club, Commodore of the Seattle Yacht Club, President of the King County Bar associations Senior Lawyers Section and at his death, President of RHS Golden Grads. He is survived by his wife Evalie, daughters Carla & Kay, his brother Chuck and sister-in-law Roelina and nieces Nelina and Caroline.

A memorial celebration will be held at 3 pm Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Seattle Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Roosevelt High School Golden Grads, Bob Berst Memorial, P.O. Box 98442, Seattle WA 98109-1442.

Continue on your journey Bob–we will miss you!