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Arrangements under the direction of Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Portland, OR. (503) 292-6611

He was born at nine pounds and four ounces on January 14, 1965. When he was five years old, he hit his older brother on the head with a hammer in an attempt to reenact a scene from Tom and Jerry. At ten years old, he spread Alpo dog food on a cracker and fed it to his father. Bad idea. Three years later, he fed worm cookies to his younger brother. Also a bad idea. At fourteen years old, he met his best friend and the love of his life. At twenty-eight, he married her. At twenty three, he sent his mother a postcard saying that he had traveled across Egypt on camelback. He had not. When he was thirty six, he and his wife adopted his oldest daughter from China. Every evening, he told her stories and made her laugh as they walked the dog. At thirty eight, he went back to China with his wife, his daughter and his in-laws to adopt his second daughter. From when she was five years old, he coached her at every baseball, basketball or soccer game, either as an official coach or an annoying member of the crowd - he was her biggest fan. At forty two, he went with his wife, his children and his mother to adopt their son, once again, from China. The two constantly joked about their bathroom experiences, bonding over the comparisons of their poop. At forty nine, he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. At fifty-two-and-a-half, he passed peacefully, surrounded by family.

Bob leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Mary, three crazy children, a dog, a turtle, two guinea pigs, a Ural motorcycle (with a sidecar) and a Mercedes convertible. He was an unwavering source of support, a shoulder to cry on and very reliable comic relief. Every day was a good day for him. Robert Lawrence Dach was happy.

Please join us for a celebration of Bob's life on Saturday, August 19th at 12:00pm at Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97229

Donations in memory of Bob may be made to:

NAYA - Native American Youth Association - general information at for donations go to

American Rivers: For additional information on the organization you may visit their website:

The Colon Cancer Alliance - There is a tribute fund set up in Bob's honor.