Bob Roscoe, 1948-2008
Bob Roscoe passed away on Friday after suffering from a long illness.
Bob was born on Dec. 30, 1948, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Reba Mae and Milton Roscoe. Bob graduated from Park Hill High School in 1966 and attended Central Missouri State University.
During college he met his love and lifelong companion, Connie Cooper. In Bob and Connie’s 37 years of companionship their two sons, Marshall, 19, and Nathan, 16, brought them their greatest joy.
Bob was a dedicated and loyal husband, father, son, brother, uncle and co-worker who loved bringing together his family and friends. His love of travel, adventures and skiing formed the foundation of family gatherings and activities.
“Roscoe” as Bob was known, was happiest traveling across the country with his family on one of his spontaneous road trips. Flying to Paris for a weekend trip or to Kansas City for barbecue was typical of Roscoe’s love of life, family, people and food.
Along with his love of travel and family he had a strong sense of service to others personafied by his commitment to the Boy Scouts. Bob mentored family members and friends through the scouting program and served as scoutmaster of Troop 229 of Eagle.
After college, Connie and Roscoe moved to Georgetown, Colo., where they worked at Regan’s Restaurant living the quintessential Colorado ski-bum lifestyle of the early 1970s. After having making many lifetime friends and having a bit too much fun in Colorado, Bob and Connie returned to Kansas City to purchase a home and settle down.
Bob was a longtime employee of Strouds’ Restaurants in Kansas City, Moi, where his customers often became longtime friends. After moving to Eagle in 1989, Bob was employed in the airline industry and was the city manager of United Airlines at the Eagle County Airport.
Bob is survived by his wife, Connie Roscoe; sons Marshall Beach Roscoe and Nathan Milton Roscoe; mother Reba Mae Roscoe, of Kansas City, Mo.; brother Mike Roscoe, of Honolulu, Hawaii; and sister Susan Casebeer of Snowmass Village.
He was a very influential and active role model in the lives of his 21 nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Milton Roscoe, and his sisters, Becca Huber and Sally Roscoe.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the White Chapel Funeral Home and Cemetery in Gladstone, Mo. A memorial fund has been established in Bob’s name at Alpine Bank in Eagle.
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