Robert Neal Shrosbree, FASLA 1953 – 2011 After a brief battle with cancer, Robert Neal Shrosbree, 58, passed away on Friday, December 30, surrounded by his family.
Bob was a landscape architect who enthusiastically shaped places for people, leaving his mark on projects all over Seattle, throughout the Pacific Northwest and abroad. Bob’s significant presence in the design community is marked by his recent induction as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
He was also a passionate supporter of disadvantaged communities in his Seattle neighborhood. Bob was a caring father, son, brother, and friend. To many, he will be remembered as an articulate and insightful mentor. His adventurous spirit and keen observation thrilled and energized all who knew him. His sense of humor was woven into every aspect of his life. He kept everyone laughing, even in the most difficult of times. Bob was born in La Jolla, California, and grew up in Boise, Idaho.
He is survived by his mother Gloria Shrosbree; his son and daughter-in-law John and Mia Shrosbree; daughters Elizabeth and Katherine Shrosbree; granddaughter Mary Shrosbree; brother and sister-in-law Jim and Kathy Shrosbree, niece Gyan Shrosbree; and his close friend Dagmar Vanselow. He is also survived by his aunts and numerous cousins, as well as his extended family at Site Workshop Landscape Architecture of Seattle.
A memorial service will be held at the Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion this Friday (1/6) at 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Childhaven of Seattle.