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Robert ‘Bob’ Dite Memorial
Robert ‘Bob’ Dite Memorial

Robert ‘Bob’ Dite

Robert ‘Bob’ Dite

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Dite, 76,  of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on July 4, 2022 after an 8-month battle with pancreatic cancer.  Bob was born on June 9, 1946 to Louis and Velma Dite in Yakima, WA.

He was married to Marilyn (Perkins) Dite on September 24, 1966 and was three months short of their 56th anniversary.

Bob was a “fixer”, there was never anything he couldn’t fix.  At an early age, he started working on cars, then diesels/heavy equipment.  Moving to Skagit County in 1978, he expanded to yachts and work boats.  After a severe back injury, he knew he needed “lighter” work, so he applied for and got his Federal Firearms License and began his gun smithing career.  He continued doing his gun work and firearm transfers up until the cancer shut him down a few weeks ago.

Bob is survived by his wife, Marilyn “Perkins” Dite; daughter, Carla (Dite) Glassman; son, Robert (Bob) Dite, bonus son, Jeff Albrecht; four grandchildren, Katherine Glassman, Alestra Glassman, Christine (Chrisi) Dite, William (Bill) Dite; cousin, Larry (Coreen) Thomas; and many family members in Illinois.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Velma Dite.

A special thanks from the family to all of Bob’s loving and loyal ‘firearms family” for years of friendship and love.  It meant the world to him.

Due to Bob’s wishes, there will be no official funeral, cremation arrangements will be handled by Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley.  Share your memories of Bob and sign the online guest register.


  • Steve Blasdell

    Bob was a good man! Prayers being sent to Marilyn, Carla, Bob, Trigger and the rest of Bob’s family & friends!

  • Bev Riesland

    Marilyn and families my heart breaks for your loss of your husband, father, grandpa and friend. May memories fill your hearts and know you are in my prayers. Condolences, Bev

  • Kacy Johnson

    My deepest sympathy Marilyn, Carla, Kat, Ali & all the family for the loss of your husband, father and grandpa. May the Lord be with each of you