A Sacred Moment


Fay Albert Robetorye

October 10, 1935 - June 21, 2010

Beloved husband, father and friend ~ at home on the sea

F.A. (Fay) Robetorye passed away on June 21, 2010 in Everett, Washington at the age of 74. Born and raised in Whitefish, Montana, he graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1960. There he met and married Wendy Miller of Kalispell, Montana. He served in the Navy during the Korean War in Kodiak, Alaska, and aboard the aircraft carriers USS Philippine Sea and the USS Wasp, touring the Far East. He retired from the Boeing Company in 1995, and then worked for H&R Block in the Everett area for 15 years until his death. He is survived by his wife, Wendy, and three children: Dr. Ryan Robetorye, of Phoenix, AZ, Rustin Robetorye, of Houston, TX, and Rachelle Graves, of Oxford KS; five grandchildren, a sister, Paulette Thompson of Eugene Oregon, and his favorite (and only) brother-in-law, Doug Miller of Kalispell, MT.


A private memorial is planned with burial at sea.


Sea Fever

By John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again,
To the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship
And a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song
And the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face,
And a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again
For the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call
That may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day
With the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume,
And the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again,
To the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gulls way and the whale's way
Where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn
From a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream
When the long trick's over.

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