Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home
Robert W. Denslow Jr. passed away on March 27th, 2017, due to complications of Alzheimer’s and cancer. He was 77.
Robert was born May 11th, 1939, in Yakima, to Robert and Kathleen Denslow. His father was a state patrolman and his mother a teacher.
In his youth, Robert was a talented basketball player, eventually becoming a star center and captain of the Yakima High basketball team. He attended the University of Washington in 1957 and studied pharmacy.
He met his future wife Constance Michaud at pharmacy school. Robert graduated in 1962, after taking a year off to serve in the Army. He continued to serve in the reserves for several years. Robert and Constance married in 1965, and the couple settled in Kennewick, Washington, welcoming their only child, Christopher, in 1969.
He eventually opened his own pharmacy in Richland, WA. The Medical Center Pharmacy was located across from Richland’s iconic Tastee Freez drive-in. Success led to a second store being opened. Robert eventually sold his practice to Rite-Aid, where he worked until retirement in 2006.
Robert’s favorite leisure pastime was fishing. Pictures of his fishing exploits were a fixture at his pharmacy. He took scores of customers and colleagues on angling expeditions. His most profound legacy will be the people he introduced to the sport he loved.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Constance. He is survived by his son, Christopher, a brother, Clark, nephews Mike and Brad, and several cousins.
A service of remembrance will be held on May 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street in Kennewick. A brief reception will follow the service.
In memory of Robert, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in his name.
The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.