He was born Aug. 9, 1936, to Ansil and Alberta Harpold, in Brazil.
He lived in Campbell, Calif., for 32 years prior to moving to Shelton, Wash., in 1997.
He worked for IBM for 35 years before retiring.
He enjoyed traveling, fishing, watching old western movies and dining out.
Robert is survived by son Robert (Pam) Harpold, daughters Teresa (Arthur) O'Connor, and Roberta (Jim) Bennett, brothers Marion (Gail) Harpold, Ansil (Donna) Harpold and Jim (Carol) Harpold, sister Marilyn (Rex) Tucker, grandsons Daniel Jennings, Steven Jennings, Wyatt O'Connor, Martin Delarosa and Jacob O'Connor, great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rita, parents and sister Eva Smith.
Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, from 10-11 a.m., at Funeral Alternatives' Lacey Chapel, 2830 Willamette Drive NE.
Services were at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Shelton Christian Church, 105 Acadia Ave.
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