RIP: Rob Woods Sandelin
From: Fred-List manager (
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:58:06 -0800 (PST)
Chris Gallagher <cohousingL [at]>
is the author of the message below.  It was posted by
Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]>
after putting two attached images of Rob at:

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It is with a heavy heart to let you know that one of our founding members,
Rob Sandelin <>  (1956-2017), has
passed. He passed away from a long battle with cancer last Tuesday
surrounded by his family, looking out into the woods that he so loved.

He was active in many spheres of life.  In addition to being a promoter of
cohousing he was an accomplished musician, teacher, author and naturalist.
He has been an integral part of the Sharingwood
<>  community for nearly 30 years.

During the 90's he promoted, taught, and lectured on the benefits of
co-housing writing many articles, including 'Getting Started: The First
Eight Steps <> ', 'Ten Great Reasons to
Live in Cohousing
> ', 'Why use consensus <>
', 'Why would anyone join a cohousing group
> ', and stories closer to home 'Sharingwood Stories
<> '.

Besides promoting cohousing, Rob
<>  was an author and naturalist,
starting his adult life as a naturalist in such grand national parks as
Yosemite, Denali and Olympic National Park. In addition to writing books
such as, 'Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics
mpics-2nd-ed> ', he wrote a monthly/semi-monthly newsletter called 'This
week in the Woods', which helped explain the natural surroundings we lived
in. This email newsletter continued for at least the past 14 years, the
oldest one I found was 2002.

For those in the Seattle area there is a memorial for Rob at the Maltby
Community Club,, on Sunday, 2/26/17, from 1-4 pm.

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