Delane Robert 'Trader Bob' Grubb

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2000

Longtime Alaska resident Delane Robert "Trader Bob" Grubb died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. He was 61.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10046 in Soldotna. Ross M. Grubb will officiate at the service.

Mr.Grubb was born Aug. 11, 1938, in Boise, Idaho. He was educated in Port Angeles, Wash. On June 8, 1956, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy, serving until his honorable discharge on July 12, 1960. While in the Navy he received training at the Naval Air Technical Training Center and the Aviation Electronics Technical School.

He moved to Alaska in 1972. While in Alaska, he worked as a border contracting electrician for the I.B.E.W. He retired from the I.B.E.W. in 1999.

His family wrote, "Delane Grubb (a.k.a. Trader Bob) arrived in Alaska in 1972, and made the remark, 'Look at all the landfill.' He ran a small furniture business called 'Trader Bob' in Anchorage. As the years went on, he found employment with the Alaska pipeline. He was retired from the I.B.E.W. as a master electrician, flying all over the state. He was once asked to harness the aurora borealis for all the energy it possessed. He was an active member of the V.F.W. Post 10046, AmVets and the American Legion Post 20. He spent a lot of time traveling to many countries. He showed great love to his many friends, who touched his life and whose lives he touched. He was a great man who will be greatly missed by all."

Mr. Grubb is survived by his son, Ross M. Grubb; daughters, Julie A. Barnes and Tina M. Siebert; grandsons, Ross M. Grubb Jr., Steven Carrier, Willy L. Barnes, Kenneth L. Barnes Jr., Andy L. Barnes, Kristopher R. Siebert and Nicholas Siebert; several brothers and sisters, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Grubb family at 46035 Birch Circle, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Peninsula Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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