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Robert "Bob" Nowlan 1924-2021


Last updated 7/1/2021 at 4:27pm

Husband, father, pepere, World War II veteran, career U.S. Navy sailor, expert wolf-whistler.

Robert "Bob" B.N., 96, of Edmonds passed away peacefully in Everett on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Bob was born on July 31, 1924, to Marguerite and Ralph N. in Marlboro, Massachusetts. He attended Hudson High School with his high school sweetheart, Pauline, who would become his devoted wife of 62-plus years.

Like so many patriotic young men and women, the events of Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor, compelled Bob, at age 17, to bravely take action and enlist in the U.S. Navy on July 5, 1942. During WWII,...

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