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Robert D. Irwin

Died: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Robert D. “Bob” Irwin, 78, of Castle Rock, Colorado died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Denver’s Porter Hospice.

Bob was born and raised in Fairview, Kan., the youngest of three children of Kathryn and Clarence. After spending a few years in Urbana, Ill., he settled in the Denver area where he has lived since 1960.

In high school, Bob enjoyed track, football and trumpet. He served as one of the original instructors of the U.S. Air Force Academy before being stationed in Japan. His professional career included credit, insurance and real estate. Robert volunteered as a leader in many service organizations, including Junior Chamber of Commerce, supervisor of Punt, Pass and Kick, treasurer and co-founder of Arvada Community Resource Association, and snowmobile safety instructor. After retirement, he became known as “Ranger Bob,” a fly-fishing instructor at the Arvada Reservoir.

Bob is survived by his son and daughter, five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

The first of two memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock. A graveside service will be held at Isley Cemetery, near Fairview, on Saturday, April 28.

Memorial contributions are being suggested to Douglas/Elbert Task Force, 1638 Park St., Castle Rock, CO 80109; in Castle Rock and the Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock, CO 80104.
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