Robert James Atkinson Jr.

October 10, 1944September 12, 2013

Robert James Atkinson, Jr., 68, of Lake Oswego, Oregon passed away on September 12, 2013.

He was born in Portland, Oregon on October 10, 1944 to Robert Sr. and Dorothy (Krumholz) Atkinson. Bob graduated from Wilson High School in Portland, OR in 1963 and married Karen Springer on December 28th 1968. In 1966 Bob was drafted into the US Army and served time in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. Bob worked as a marine machinist for various Portland based ship yard companies and ended his career in 2002 when he retired. He was a devoted family man and loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He was a man of simple pleasures but aimed to please all and was always helping others with any job large or small.

Bob is survived by his wife; Karen Atkinson, children; Kevin and Tim, sisters; Peggy Goodrich and Lynda Trost; June his mother-in-law, and 5 grandchildren.

A drop in celebration of life will be held for Bob on September 19th, 2013 from 3pm-5pm at Young’s Funeral Home at 11831 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard, OR 97223.


  • Drop-In Celebration of Life Thursday, September 19, 2013

Robert James Atkinson Jr.

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September 23, 2013

Our prayers are with you all. I had the great pleasure to work with Bobby at Northwest Marine Iron Works Ship repair yard. He was the best of the best at his job and would always help anyone anytime.He was probably the nicest guy I have ever met, I am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing and working with such a wonderful man. Greg Woodall SR.

Margaret Lundin

September 20, 2013

Dear Karen and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. We enjoyed our time together last summer. We are praying for you.

Alan Jones

September 19, 2013

My deepest condolences. I had the fortune of knowing Bobby for the last 41 years. Bobby earned my respect and admiration as excellent machinist, a caring supervisor and one of the nicest people I have ever know.
He will be truly missed.

Alan Jones

September 19, 2013

To the Atkinson family - Please accept my condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you all at this time. Sincerely, Carol Chamberlain, Stimson Lumber Company

September 18, 2013

Dear Karen and sons, I was truly sorry to hear of Bobs passing. He was one of the good guys on the planet. He was always willing to help someone including myself.
Dennis Cockreham

Sue Willard

September 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Many happy memories from the Old Gate Rd neighborhood. Sue Shawn and Missy Willard

September 18, 2013

Deepest condolences to the family,we worked with bobby for 20 years and he was the best boss one could have and was a fair man to all.
Ken and Allen Jillson

Denise Cockreham

September 17, 2013

Dear Karen, I am truly sorry to hear about Bob,he was a kind person and could always make someone laugh, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, take care

September 17, 2013

Dear Karen, our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Bobby leaves a legacy of kindness and goodness to his family, friends and co-workers.
Sincerely with love,
Tony and Karen Haliski

Mike Ceccacci

September 17, 2013

A straight-up guy who was always willing to help and pass-on his knowledge. Anyone who knew him will miss him and be sorry he is gone.