FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Robert Harry Rumery Jr.

Robert Harry Rumery Jr.

Services for Robert Harry Rumery Jr. will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the Sitka Elks Lodge.

Bob died May 28 in Sitka. He was 66.

He was born Jan. 4, 1951, in Belleville, Ill., the  son  of  Mary  Bradley and Robert H. Rumery Sr. Most of the family is from Cresson, Pa., but Bob’s father was in the U.S. Army and the family lived in Illinois, California, Japan and Juneau.

Bob himself was in the Army, and served as a helicopter mechanic during the Vietnam war.

He came to Sitka in 1978, and was owner of the local NAPA auto parts store.

His children meant everything to him, and he loved camping with them,  going fishing, shrimping and crabbing.

He also liked to travel, and visited Mexico almost every year.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Rumery of Sitka; son Matthew Rumery of Juneau; sisters Barbara Dickerson of Forest, Va., Donna Harris of El Mirage, Ariz., and Janet Atkinson of Midlothian, Va.; and brothers Michael Rumery of Juneau, Rodger Rumery of Juneau and Richard Rumery of Loretto, Pa.




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