Robert Michael Browne | Nov. 22, 1948- Feb. 4, 2017

Robert Michael Browne, Nov. 22, 1948- Feb. 4, 2017

To our dear family and friends, it is with great sadness that we share this news with you.

Our beloved Rob, devoted husband, father and friend passed away after nearly a three year, valiantly fought battle with cancer at the UWMC.

Rob was born in Seattle, to mother Inez and father Jim. He is survived by brothers Jim and Terry, sons Ryan and Justin, wife Claudia, nieces Penny Dunn, Debbie Rishel and Candi Fryer.

Rob grew up in Friday Harbor, graduated high school in 1966. He was No. 7 in the draft for the Vietnam War. He served from 1969-1971 and was an honored, decorated vet.

After attending Shoreline Community College, he returned to Friday Harbor working for his mom and dad at the lumberyard.

Rob married his wife Claudia in 1983 and they had many adventures traveling together.

They have two amazing sons Ryan and Justin and nothing gave him greater joy than spending time with his beloved family.

We invite friends and family to a celebration of life-wake on Saturday, April 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Downriggers. Please feel free to bring a photo, story or memory to share.

For more information, please visit his memorial website at where you can share memories, thoughts, prayers and photos, as well as more information on transportation, accommodations and directions.