Robert L. Simmons (Bob)
Feb. 26, 1929 ~ Dec. 7, 2016
Robert L. Simmons (Bob), THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family in Truckee, CA on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
Born February 26, 1929 in Manhattan, NY. He was a resident of Queens, NY, Brick and Point Pleasant, NJ, and Bluffton, SC. He is survived by his sister Helen Williams, first wife Evelyn, daughters Sue Simmons and her husband Tom Ballister, Lori Madiara and her husband Fran Lesusky, Robin Fahmie, Kim Simmons, step-daughter Janet MacDonald, and her husband Rod, grandchildren Melissa, Brian, Brielle, Tucker, Aaron, Kaitlyn, Sawyer, Ryan, Casie, great-grandson Jameson, a great-granddaughter on the way and many nieces and nephews and friends from coast to coast.
He is pre-deceased by a son Scott, his second wife Betty, sister Virginia and niece Barbara.
As a veteran of the US Navy he helped to map the Arctic Circle in 1949. He was a life time member of the Elks, former owner of Sea Bay Marina in Normandy Beach, NJ, and dispatcher at Point Bay Fuel. Affectionately known as twinkle toes, Pop Pop Bob and Uncle Bobby. He was an avid handy man and newspaper reader, who loved boating, country music, dancing, sports, bocce, volunteering for the Humane Society, Bud light and Grand Marnier.
The family would like to thank Dr. Reini Jensen, and Tahoe Forest Hospital Hospice for their kindness and compassion shown to Bob.
A Celebration of Life is planned in Truckee on February 25th, please refer to the Obituary page on http://www.truckeetahoemortuary.com for details. Donations in memory of Bob can be made to Tahoe Forrest Hospital Hospice, Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe, or http://www.beastmodeforthebrave.org May the Tears be followed by Cheers.