Robert Bloodgood Obituary (1952 – 2022) – Tualatin, OR
Robert Dale Bloodgood Jr obituary
Robert (Bob) Dale Bloodgood Jr. was born in Portland, Oregon on December 5, 1952 to Robert Dale Bloodgood Sr. and Vivian Darlene Haskins. Bob died on January 14, 2022 in Clackamas, Oregon. He is predeceased by his two parents, his older brother Edwin Bloodgood and his younger brother Richard Bloodgood.
Bob was the second oldest of 9 siblings; Edwin Bloodgood, Robert (Bob) Dale Bloodgood Jr, Lawrence Bloodgood, Terry (Bloodgood) Griffin, Richard Bloodgood, Joe Bloodgood, Sherry Bloodgood, Charles Bloodgood and Nick Bloodgood.
Bob has lived most of his life in Portland at a time when it was still safe for him and his siblings to ride their bikes all day, packed lunch, only returning home for dinner. when the streetlights came on. He shared a close bond with his siblings, making them a priority all his life.
He was accepted to the prestigious Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts at the age of 14. He received a full four-year scholarship after placing in the top 1% on the middle school talent search program exam. He also attended summer school at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire where he learned computer programming from the developers of BASIC, a popular language for early personal computers.
He left Phillips Academy just a year after enrolling so he could return home to help his family through difficult times. Being so far from home at such a young age impacted Bob and he felt he belonged with his family. Bob has never been able to say no to his family and friends in need and has spent much of his adult life helping others, even when it was hard.
In January 1972, Bob married his high school sweetheart, Jacqueline Ann (Reeves) Bloodgood. Married for 50 years, he spent the rest of his life with her. They had three children: Robert Dale Bloodgood III, Bonnie (Bloodgood) Robb and her husband Mark Robb, and Matthew Bloodgood and his wife Juli Bloodgood. Bob and Jackie currently have 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Bob continued to be fascinated with computers and other electronic devices throughout his life. He obtained his Electronics Technician Certification in 1976 and his Federal Communication Commission First Class Radiotelephone Operator License with Ship Radar Approval in 1979. For over 50 years he has repaired all types of electronic equipment, designed circuits and even taught electronics labs. to the CCP.
His love for music and his ability to play and write music lives on in his children and grandchildren. Bob spent time in his youth playing keyboards in a rock band, but eventually gave that up due to the lifestyle that came with the industry.
He has also owned several motorcycles over the years which has been a source of great joy. He enjoyed taking his wife and children on adventures through winding roads and around town.
In keeping with his thirst for knowledge, Bob loved to study and talk about the Lord. He learned Greek to better understand the original language of the New Testament and enjoyed debating the subtle nuances and meanings of biblical words and ideas. He could often be found praying fervently, knowing that one day he would return home to be with the Lord. He transmitted his love of knowledge and his love of God to his children and grandchildren. He considered this his greatest blessing and his greatest achievement.
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Published by Crown Memorial Center – Milwaukie on January 27, 2022.