POFFENROTH, Robert "Bob" Ray
Passed away December 23, 2015, in Spokane, WA. Bob was born to John and Mary Poffenroth in Spokane on July 31, 1927. He served in the Navy. In 1948, he was named to the All-Conference Football Team at Eastern Washington College, under head coach and older brother, Abe. Bob went on to teach Social Studies at Washougal High School and Rogers High School where for more than 30 years he coached football, basketball and track. He was particularly proud of coaching the 1951 Freshman Football team as they won the league championship as well as the 1965 basketball team as they won the league title. He was named to the Rogers High School Walk of Fame and the Spokane Softball Association Hall of Fame. Bob also loved to play handball and spend time at his cabin on Twin Lakes. He was a member of the Eagles and the Elks.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son Donald; brothers John and Abe Poffenroth; sisters Alvina Hiibner, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Linhart, and Marie "Bud" Davis. He is survived by his wife Joyce; children Barry (Pam) Poffenroth, Larry (Elaine) Poffenroth, Doug (Jill) Poffenroth, Mike Salyards, and Laurie Salyards; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 11 AM at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N Monroe, Spokane, WA. Memorial contributions can be directed to the MS Society or the charity of your choice.