In Memory

Bob Flom

Bob Flom

 

ROBERT (BOB) MICHAEL FLOM

BY
December 20, 2006

Robert (Bob) Michael Flom, 54, died December 12, 2006 following a year's battle with cancer.

 

He was born October 27, 1952 to John and Irene Flom in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He spent his childhood there and attended the University of North Dakota. In 1985 he moved to the Seattle / Tacoma area where he began his 20 year career with Greenbaum Home Furnishings as an interior designer. He was an accomplished and sought-after designer who loved his work. Bob met and married Peggy Kemp Moon in 1988, becoming a wonderful husband and stepfather to a teenager (Amy) and a child with autism (Jamie). This role was difficult, but he mastered it well and was loved in return. Outside of family and work, Bob's greatest loves were motorcycles, woodworking, reading, and tools. He enjoyed bike touring and was a skilled carpenter. Golfing, photography, and travel were also favorite activities. Anyone who knew Bob also knew his love of storytelling and great sense of humor. He was a lover of life and a loved and respected man. Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his family and Greenbaum friends. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; stepdaughter, Amy Moon of Portland, OR; stepson, Jamie Moon of Tacoma, WA; mother, Irene of Grand Forks, ND; brother, Terry (Carolyn) Flom of Grand Forks, ND; brother, Doug Flom of Fargo, ND; sister, Judy (Rob) Larson of Boynton Beach, FL; sister, Mitzi (Mike) Barney of Glendive, Montana; sister, Penny (A.C.) Brooks of Lantana, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John and sister, Patty (Jerry) Rolland, both of Grand Forks.

 

A tribute to Bob's life will be held Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Praise Covenant Church, 3501 South Orchard Street, Tacoma, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Autism Society of Tacoma, 1515 South 49th, Tacoma, WA. 98408, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance or the American Cancer Society.