Robert P. Frickstad |

Robert P. Frickstad

Courtesy photoRobert P. Frickstad

Cherished former Tahoe City Resident Robert P. Frickstad passed on at age 85.

The past Tahoe City fixture and gentleman to all died recently in Palm Springs. Uncle Bob would always ask “How long does it last?” The answer: “Sept. 24 2006.”

He was well known for cruising through town in his golden-brown ’69 Cadillac convertible to play golf or play cards (gin) at his favorite spots (T.C.G.C. or Pete n’ Peters). He served his country (army) in World War II, then found his way to Squaw Valley to start his family and work his way up to bar manager.

He was also a business man, who owned and operated Doubledot Frosties, across from Sunnyside. Later he managed the Viking, Big Bear Burgers, and finished his working career as a manager at Star Harbor. He retired in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at Blue Skies Village.

He was a gracious man and touched the lives of all those he encountered. He was well loved and a friend to all.

“How bout a shooter!” he would exclaim. Everyone will miss him.

He is survived by his son Glen and daughter Laura, nephew Mike Russell, Dinny, Wendy. There will be a celebration of life, with storytelling, Saturday Oct. 7, from 2-4 p.m. at the River Grill, across from Fanny Bridge at the wye in Tahoe City. For more information, contact Glen at (916) 834-4348 or Mike at 583-5412.

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