Robert Weihe will celebrate his 95th birthday this week with a family dinner at the Hotel Bellwether. He was born December 6, 1916, to Frederick and Sara (Bras) Weihe in Bellingham. He and his younger brother Fred and younger sister Helen spent their formative years in the Columbia and Harmony school neighborhoods. He was graduated from Harmony High School in 1935. Bob was a chief petty officer during World War II and spent most of those years on the East Coast “pushing boots.” He was the second of four generations to attend Western Washington University and received his teaching certificate, bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree there. He taught at Harmony High School and Whatcom Junior High School; in addition, he served as principal at Geneva, Larrabee, Birchwood, and Carl Cozier elementary schools, and retired in 1977 as principal at Whatcom Middle School.
Robert has two daughters, Joan Sova and Karen Hulford. He has five grandchildren, Tony Sova, Kelley Scarzafava, Catherine McDaniel, Scott Hulford, and Lisa Juliussen, plus eleven great-grandchildren, Ryan Sova Stealy, Samuel and Chloe McDaniel, Sydney and Alexandra Juliussen, and Michael, Christopher, Emily, Constance, Anja, and Andrea Hulford.
Robert enjoys life to the fullest and fills his time with family, friends, gardening, watching football, and making his daughters and grandchildren laugh with his stories.
Happy 95th birthday, Dad and Grandpa!
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