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Robert  Peck
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" Peck

Robert  "Bob" Peck
Robert “Bob” Peck, ardent humanist, devoted husband, compassionate father, baseball lover, Vietnam veteran, and overall great guy passed away at home surrounded by family on July 5th, age 71, in Longmont, Colorado. Bob is survived by his wife, Joan, his sons, Sean and Jeff, his sister Paula, his brother Phil, and his new grandson, Hudson Robert. Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia.

Born on December 14, 1946 in Cañon City, Colorado, to the late Marjorie Shugart and the late Fletcher Peck, Bob was a genuine product of small-town Americana. Graduating high school in the mid-60s, he enlisted in the US Army in anticipation of being drafted, and suddenly found himself in the heat of Vietnam, southwest of Saigon. Bob earned his medals and returned home older and wiser.

Bob graduated from CU in 1976, with a B.S. in Recreation. He loved the outdoors, and Colorado, and began his career with the City of Boulder, working on Pearl Street mall in the 1970s. Bob would eventually retire with the City of Boulder in 2003 as the Manager of Urban Parks, after 33 years of flowers, park design, and even a little firefighting.

Bob married Joan Kenny on Friday, January 5th, 1973. He was a consistently loving, and somewhat annoying husband, throughout the whole of their 45 year marriage. He always supported Joan with a powerful combination of love, conversation, encouragement, and straight-talk. He was not always right, and was unafraid to say so.

Bob’s eldest son, Jeff, was born in 1973. His second, more-handsome son, was born in 1978. Bob was a tremendous father, imparting both his small town values and his real world pragmatism. He shared his love of baseball and golf. He fostered a vigorous appetite for new ideas and intellectual curiosity, pushing his sons to explore the world and to duly report back what they discovered.

Bob understood his obligation to his fellow-man, and devoted significant amounts of his time to the community. He was active in the Boulder County Community Corrections Board, where he served as vice-chairman, and supported several local charities, including HOPE for Longmont.

Bob is remembered by his friends and family for his unrivaled compassion, generosity, and authentic nature. His sense of humor, though dubious, was legendary. Quick with a line, sharp with a quote, and always ready with a hug. He will be sorely missed by those who had the great fortune to know him.

Godspeed, Bob.

The family will be holding a private memorial. Donations in Bob’s honor can be made to HOPE for Longmont (http://hopeforlongmont.org/). Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.

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