A celebration of the life of Robb Quick was held Friday at Convention Red Lion Windows patio in Portland, Ore., for Robb Lee Quick, 49, of Portland, who passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, after a seven-month battle with colon cancer.
Robb was born Nov. 7, 1964, in Minot, to Kenneth and Shirley Quick, and grew up with sister Sheila Quick (1965) in Sawyer. He graduated as valedictorian from Sawyer High School in 1983. Robb then attended North Dakota State University, Fargo, where he met his wife-to-be, Brenda Krein. They were married in Fargo in 1989, a year after he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
In 1990 Robb started his professional career at Boeing in Seattle, working in forecasting and estimating for the B-2 bomber.
Robb and Brenda brought three children into the world while in Seattle: Katherine Anne (1991), Benjamin Lee (1994) and Thomas Lee (1995).
In 1996, Robb then began his 18-year career with Kaiser Permanente in Portland. Robb held various positions during his time at Kaiser and was Director of Business Strategy and Implementation at the time of his death. Robb’s Kaiser work team was like a second family to him.
After moving to Portland, Robb and Brenda gave birth to their final child, Sarah Anne (1997).
Robb was dedicated to his children’s activities and was very active in his community. Robb coached 11 years for the Hollywood Little League, serving as a board member, including president, for 10 years. Robb was a soccer coach for the Laurelhurst Soccer Club, as well as a volunteer at the Special Olympics. He also served as a basketball coach with the Portland Youth Basketball League for five years. Over the span of 17 years, Robb consistently attended his kids’ softball, baseball and basketball games.
Robb spent many years volunteering for events at his childrens’ schools Laurelhurst, Fernwood and Grant High School including being the lead parent volunteer for the Star Math program for three years at Laurelhurst.
As a father of four, Robb invested his time in his family. Every year included hiking and camping trips, as well as vacations to favorites spots such as San Francisco and San Diego.
Robb will be forever remembered for his love of game nights and baseball, his big heart and desire to engage his family in the community, and his raucous laughter.
Robb is survived by: his wife, Brenda; his kids: Katie, Ben, Tom and Sarah; his parents, Ken and Shirley; his sister, Sheila; his in-laws, Mel and Bev Krein, Kevin and Bobbette (Krein) Bengs, Brad and Elizabeth (Krein) Ogden; and his nephews, Blake Krein, Matthew, Marcus and Brandon Bengs.
In lieu of flowers, the family recommends a contribution to Hollywood Little League in Robb’s name at the following address: 2000 NE 42nd, Suite 202, Portland, OR 97213.